So if you are buying your porkchops all trimmed out and in the quick fry area of the supermarket, this recipes is not going to be help you at all but if you are buying porkchops with bone in at your local butcher or you are buy half or a whole pig, then this little recipe is going to be awesome.. This is made of three things, plus spices.. Self trimmed Pork Chops at home, Quick Noodles, and something fresh, be it greens, sprouts, brocolli, or pea, or green onions.
Its not super fast but its not long to make either.. So after you trim off the main part of your chop to use for a different meal, you should be left with something much like these as the uncooked version.. now as you can see these are lovely meaty bones, but they also have a good amount of fat and some fairly good amount of bone in there, put a little bit of water in the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350 till well done
this is what the cooked version will look like..See all that yum brown bits on the bottom of the pan, that is what is going to make our flavour and our color base on the soup, without it, it will be very bland, so while you can make this faster by frying the bones, you will not get the true depth of flavour without roasting them, consider doing them at the same time as the oven is one for baking bread, or baking beans or something else to make it more economal in that way.
Then we are going to pull the meat off the bones, and in a pot with about 4 cups of simmering water, you are going to pour two of those cups into the baking dish and use a whisk to bring up all that lovely color and bits and fat into your broth.. and then pour it all back into the pot, if needed repeat once again with a bit more of the hot broth out of your pot to get all the bits up.
Those bones gave me just right around a full cup of cut up bites of pork, think about the meat lost if that was just throw out and not used over the whole of all those chops, this is part of why you should always ask for your meat with bone in and then debone it yourself at home, so that you can get the most bang for your buck.
Now add in some noodles, fine soup noodles are good, or egg noodles or whatever kind you want as long as they are small, and when they are half way done, add in half a cup of greens, or pea’s or brocolli, or green onion diced etc, at the same time add back the cooked, diced meat and allow to simmer just till the noodles are done and the veggies and pork are hot, you want those three textures, soft noodle, crunchy veg,and chewy meat bits..
Check your broth for salt or pepper to be added, if you want to add a kick to it, a tiny bit of keens mustard will do the trick there..
Here is the finished soup, and yes that is the amazing color of that o so healthy for you pork bone broth..