The Golden Rule Pork Chop Dinner

  • Prep Time
    A couple of hours
  • Cook Time
    8 Minutes for the grilled chops
  • Serving
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This is a weekend steakhouse dinner:  A grilled pork chop with French fries (or roasted sweet potatoes) and Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin on the side.  If there’s a theme of this web site and blog, it’s that you should treat yourself the way you would like others to treat you, a principle I would suggest is a sub-part of the Golden Rule.  I’m not suggesting your happiness outweighs your obligation to be good and kind to other people.  My point is, be good to everybody including yourself!  It’s good practice for being nice to other people.  And happiness is a state of mind.  If you’re not happy right now, act like you are until the act becomes a habit… and guess what, you might wind up being happy.  Happy people attract happy people, and miserable people attract miserable people.  As long as you have a roof over your head and good food to eat and some friends, you have what it takes to be happy. If you enjoy art, music and animals, then you are truly rich.

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Grilled Pork Chop(s)


    This is a pork chop dinner for one! You can throw more chops on the grill if you have guests! If you are serving French fries, do the first fry before you put the chops on the grill. And have your other sides ready to serve when the chops come off the grill.

    Step 1

    Season your chop(s) with salt and pepper, or Cavender's Greek seasoning or whatever you like. Let the pork come to room temperature.

    Step 2

    Build a fire in the Big Green Egg and get the temp up to 550 degrees.

    Step 3

    Grill the chop(s) about 4 minutes on each side. Move to a platter and cover with foil. Let the chop(s) rest a few minutes while you get your fries and casserole ready to plate.

    Step 4

    Remember the recipes for Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin and French Fries are on this site. I like to toss my fries in the hot oil for the second fry when I take the chop(s) off the grill. The casserole should be ready to come out of the oven about the time you take the chop(s) off the grill. This is not a "set it and forget it" meal! You have to think about your timing and watch that hot oil while you're watching your movie. When I am sipping wine while cooking with a big pot of hot oil, I set the timer on my phone to go off every few minutes to make sure I don't forget the hot oil and burn down my house. Be sure you have a fire extinguisher iin your kitchen just in case!

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