Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Italian Pork Chop with Red Wine Sauce and Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Good Morning! Today we are preparing pork chop
with red wine sauce and parmesan crusted potatoes.

After a trip to the local market for fresh garlic, carrots

and celery. Wash then dice the vegetables.

Grill in a pan with extra-virgin olive oil.

Flour the meat.

Add meat to vegetables in the pan.

Brown the meat.

Add red wine, basil and bay leaves.

Cook for about an hour and a half until

the sauce becomes thick.

Drain the sauce and save for finishing touches

for the pork chop dish.



Grill the pork chop in a pan with extra-virgin

oil and rosemary. Cook the potatoes in the oven

after coating in extra-virgin olive oil, parmesan

and bread crumbs. Finish the plate with

the red wine reduction sauce!

When I take my clients to

Mazzano Romano for the cooking course,

they have the option of seeing a

neighboring town: Calcata.
“Calcata is a comune and town in the Province of Viterbo
in the Italian region Latium, located 47 km
north of Rome by car, overlooking the valley of Treja river.
Calcata borders the following municipalities:

Faleria, Magliano Romano, Mazzano Romano, Rignano Flaminio.
In the 1930s, the hill towns's fortified historic

center was condemned by the government for fear
that the volcanic cliffs the ancient community was
built upon would collapse. Local residents moved to
nearby Calcata Nuova. In the 1960s, the emptied
historical centre began to be repopulated by artists
and hippies who squatted in its medieval stone and masonry
structures. Many of the squatters eventually purchased
their homes, the government reversed its condemnation order,
and the residents of what had become an artistic community
began restoring the ancient town.
This trend has continued. Today the town has a thriving artistic community

described in the New York Times as what "may be the grooviest
village in Italy, home to a wacky community of about 100 artists,
bohemians, aging hippies and New Age types."
The historical centre now includes restaurants, cafes, and art galleries.”

Have a great week! Arrivederci!!


  1. Beautiful photos! I would love to go...but first I would like to eat this pork chop!

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  3. That pork chop recipe looks sumptuous, and the potatoes with Parmesan something I haven't thought of yet. Very nice, thank you!

  4. Been trying to plan a trip for years now, my husband is sicilian and I am roman....my whole family was from Rome...these pictures make me feel like I have to be there! I love this dish, its like my mom used to cook, and I miss her dearly thanks for the memories, I have to try this recipe!~ awesome

  5. ciao! come stai? ^ ^ Caloroso saluto!
    hai un bel blog 0_0

    se hai bisogno di trovare uniche font, potete andare sul nostro sito web.

    Con i migliori saluti;

  6. Great photos...The food looks perfect!