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[DinnerEmergencyFilter] Accidentally cooked two pork chops for 60 min rather than 30 min - chops are tough and sad looking. How to salvage for dinner guest arriving in 30 minutes?
February 6, 2010 6:10 PM   Subscribe

Chops were baked for 60 min (should have been 30) at 350 degrees, smothered in green apples and a thin caramel sauce of butter, brown sugar, and salt. Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm a sad bird.
posted by anthropomorphic to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
ugh i borked the title too. i'm such a mess today.
posted by anthropomorphic at 6:11 PM on February 6, 2010


If they're not burnt, just dry, put a little water in the bottom of the baking dish, cover them with foil and put them back in the oven on warm. The water should steam them back into edible goodness. Good luck!
posted by amyms at 6:13 PM on February 6, 2010


How did the sauce hold up? Did it burn?

Slice them as thin as you can at a 45ยบ angle. That will help the toughness somewhat. You'll need to make up some more sauce of some kind as well.
posted by jedicus at 6:14 PM on February 6, 2010


Got any pasta? Parmesan, cream and butter? Alfredo's always a quick option. Otherwise own up, laugh it off and go out. I seriously think these chops are trash. I don't buy that you can rehabilitate a chop that has been cooked twice its appropriate length with a little steam, though I guess it can't hurt to try. A dried out pork chop is vile.
posted by nanojath at 6:21 PM on February 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Show your guests the disaster, laugh, give them plenty to drink, and order pizza.
posted by briank at 6:35 PM on February 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Show your guests the disaster, laugh, give them plenty to drink, and order pizza.

Seconded!
posted by dunkadunc at 6:42 PM on February 6, 2010


Slice them up and put them on a salad, or make fancy sandwiches?
posted by Think_Long at 6:44 PM on February 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


if they're edible and not-too-tough, slice them @ 45 degrees, as suggested above, and serve them with a heavy saucing, preferably something sweet (but not not cloying) and barbecuish.
posted by mr. remy at 7:00 PM on February 6, 2010


Cut off any burned parts, wash off any burned sauce. Shred and make sandwiches, put in a sauce, or put in pasta or stew.
posted by ishotjr at 7:04 PM on February 6, 2010


fling them at enemies!
posted by patricking at 7:22 PM on February 6, 2010 [8 favorites]


Forget about them for tonight, but for tomorrow, can you shred them and somehow slow-stew them in a sweet sauce to make modified pulled-pork?
posted by pseudostrabismus at 7:59 PM on February 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


The recipe sounds delicious, anyway. next time
posted by gt2 at 8:20 PM on February 6, 2010


Having largely played the role of the homemaker for the last 5 years, my other very important piece of advice is that screwing up a recipe doesn't make you a bad person. Hope your evening went well.
posted by nanojath at 9:11 PM on February 6, 2010


Well everyone flirted with the correct solution but here is the correct answer. Slice. Put in saute pan with about 1/4 to 1/2 inch chicken stock or seasoned water .Cover and braise stove top for five to ten minutes. Drain. You will be surprised how miraculous this simple but not so obvious solution will work. Works equally well for over cooked turkey and chicken too. In fact it is my favorite way to re-heat turkey no matter its degree of doneness. Moist and delicious. try it!
posted by Muirwylde at 9:59 PM on February 6, 2010 [7 favorites]


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