Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Week 3 - Marcie's Smoked Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops

When I bought a chunk of smoked gouda at the grocery store and realized how expensive it is, I decided that I ought to use it in as many different meals as possible.  So, I picked three dishes, and I am planning on posting all of them.  This was the second dish I tried, and while the smoked flavor was good with the pork chops, the cheese was too melty when the pork chops were finally done, and it didn't have a good presentation or a fantastic eating experience.  I almost feel like you would need to partially cook the pork chop, then stuff it, then finish cooking it, but I don't know how that would work.  So anyway:

Smoked Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops
(serves 2)

2 thick boneless pork chops
4 slices smoked Gouda cheese
2 strips bacon, crumbled (or remainder of a bag of bacon bits that is about to expire)
1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Cut a pocket in each pork chop.  Stuff each pork chop with half the cheese, half the bacon, and half the parsley.  Cook in a skillet with a little bit of oil, about 5 minutes on each side or until pork reaches 145F.

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