Pork Chops with broccoli mash … low carb

Broccoli mash is the answer for mashed potato lovers looking for a low carb alternative. It makes a tasty green side dish, and it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients too! Served with succulent pork chops cooked in a skillet, I hope you may give this recipe a try.


Ingredients

Serves Two
Pork chops
2 pork chops, approx. 9 oz (260 g) each
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 tsp dried thyme (or barbecue seasoning or Italian seasoning) – optional
salt and ground black pepper
Broccoli mash
1 lb (5 cups) broccoli
2 tbsp butter or olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

Tips
i) You can use fresh or frozen broccoli for this recipe. If using fresh broccoli, save the stalk, peel, and slice it. Chop the rest of the broccoli into smaller florets, roughly equal in size.

ii) If using frozen broccoli, place frozen florets in boiling water for 2-4 minutes until fork tender. Drain well before proceeding.

iii) Feel free to substitute olive oil for some of the butter in any proportion you choose.


Recipe Instructions
can be seen here

Alternative recipe you may like to try

Cauliflower Broccoli ‘Macaroni’ and Cheese – Low Carb – see it here

Broccoli … is brimming with good nutrients
read more here


“What Is The Definition of a Skillet?
At its simplest, a skillet is a pan with a flat bottom and angled sides that can either be used with or without a lid. Often skillets are used for braising, searing or grilling meat as well as frying, the latter of which often leads to confusion between a frying pan and a skillet.

Frying Pans VS Skillets
Whilst both can be used for frying, the way they are used often differs. For example, a frying pan will often be used for shallow frying food that only needs to be flipped occasionally. As such the sides of a frying pan are typically not very tall.

Skillets on the other hand have a taller and slanted side which allows for the ingredients in the pan to be shaken or stirred without spilling. Additionally, the slanted sides make it easier to add and remove ingredients from a more complex dish. Both features are incredibly useful whilst braising and stir-frying.

This distinction is even more noticeable with a French skillet as they will likely be more spacious and have much higher sides than your average frying pan. Additionally, the majority of skillets you’ll encounter will be cast iron skillets, whilst most frying pans are made of aluminium or stainless steel. Despite this though, it is possible to get a cast-iron frying pan, they are just less commonly seen.”

Words above and more about Skillets can be seen here

For those readers in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn/Fall is getting nearer

~ wishing all readers an enjoyable day ~

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


All the best Jan

Broccoli mash is the answer for mashed potato lovers looking for a low carb alternative. It makes a tasty green side dish, and it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients too! Served with succulent pork chops cooked in a skillet, I hope you may give this recipe a try.


Ingredients

Serves Two
Pork chops
2 pork chops, approx. 9 oz (260 g) each
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 tsp dried thyme (or barbecue seasoning or Italian seasoning) – optional
salt and ground black pepper
Broccoli mash
1 lb (5 cups) broccoli
2 tbsp butter or olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

Tips
i) You can use fresh or frozen broccoli for this recipe. If using fresh broccoli, save the stalk, peel, and slice it. Chop the rest of the broccoli into smaller florets, roughly equal in size.

ii) If using frozen broccoli, place frozen florets in boiling water for 2-4 minutes until fork tender. Drain well before proceeding.

iii) Feel free to substitute olive oil for some of the butter in any proportion you choose.


Recipe Instructions
can be seen here

Alternative recipe you may like to try

Cauliflower Broccoli ‘Macaroni’ and Cheese – Low Carb – see it here

Broccoli … is brimming with good nutrients
read more here


“What Is The Definition of a Skillet?
At its simplest, a skillet is a pan with a flat bottom and angled sides that can either be used with or without a lid. Often skillets are used for braising, searing or grilling meat as well as frying, the latter of which often leads to confusion between a frying pan and a skillet.

Frying Pans VS Skillets
Whilst both can be used for frying, the way they are used often differs. For example, a frying pan will often be used for shallow frying food that only needs to be flipped occasionally. As such the sides of a frying pan are typically not very tall.

Skillets on the other hand have a taller and slanted side which allows for the ingredients in the pan to be shaken or stirred without spilling. Additionally, the slanted sides make it easier to add and remove ingredients from a more complex dish. Both features are incredibly useful whilst braising and stir-frying.

This distinction is even more noticeable with a French skillet as they will likely be more spacious and have much higher sides than your average frying pan. Additionally, the majority of skillets you’ll encounter will be cast iron skillets, whilst most frying pans are made of aluminium or stainless steel. Despite this though, it is possible to get a cast-iron frying pan, they are just less commonly seen.”

Words above and more about Skillets can be seen here

For those readers in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn/Fall is getting nearer

~ wishing all readers an enjoyable day ~

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


All the best Jan