gourmet baked stuffed pork chops

Gourmet Baked Stuffed Pork Chops

1 cup bread stuffing
1/4 cup hot water
2 tablespoons soft butter
6 double-rib pork chops with pockets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 (16 ounce) can applesauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch each thyme, marjoram and oregano

Mix bread stuffing with hot water and butter; fill pockets in the chops with the dressing. Season chops with the salt and onion salt and arrange in a shallow casserole.

Combine applesauce, water, salt and garlic. Pour the mixture over the chops and sprinkle with the herbs. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours, covered. Uncover and continue baking for 20 minutes more, basting occasionally.

Fried Candy Bars

The miniature candy bars work very well for this recipe.

1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
Candy bars (Mars, Snickers, Almond Joy, Kit Kat or Twix)

Chill or freeze the candy bars

Combine egg, milk and vegetable oil in a cup.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a wire whisk. Cover and chill for a few minutes while the oil heats.

Remove batter from the refrigerator and adjust the consistency if necessary. Heat about 4 cups of oil or shortening to 375 degrees F. Dip the chilled candy bar in the batter and gently place into the oil. Cook only until the outside is golden. Remove and drain on brown paper. Allow to cool for a minute as the inside can easily burn your mouth.