My friend Suburbanite sent me a link yesterday. I was not pleased.
The Egyptian government has ordered mass slaughtering of pigs since the outbreak of Swine Flu. (Should Swine Flu be capitalized? Seems it should be since it is the WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN.)
Now I realize I am contributing to this problem, even mentioning the swine flu. it is mass hysteria over nothing. Kids, there is a better chance that you will get attacked by a gang of rogue monkeys on your walk home from work than contracting swine flu. Speaking of monkeys, anyone remember the monkey pox? Didn’t think so…
Anyway, these mass slaughters are not the only thing to worry about. Farmers in this country are taking a real hit because of misplaced fears. Look, I can tolerate a lot of things–gladiator sandals, Ashley Judd, whisky dick–but if I start paying $15 for a pork loin, someone is going to pay.
So, drop your masks. Buy some pork. Start caring about things that really matter to you, whatever it may be. The pork? It is not your enemy. It is your friend. Embrace the pork.
(The panko makes this really crispy, almost like a fried chop without the frying. The soy sauce in the egg wash adds a nice touch. Don’t tell me you don’t have time to make dinner..this took about 10 minutes. Try it.)
Adapted from Cooking Light
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 large egg white (I used egg beaters)
1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops
1. To prepare pork, preheat oven to 450°.
2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Combine soy sauce and egg white in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place panko in a shallow dish.
3. Dredge pork in flour mixture; dip in egg mixture. Dredge in panko. Spray pan and heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 1 minute on each side. Place pan in oven. Bake at 450° for 6 minutes or until done.