In the South, it's popular to serve fried pork chops with buttery grits or hominy. Copyright © 2020 Leaf Group Ltd., all rights reserved. 1/2 lb. Gail Sessoms, a grant writer and nonprofit consultant, writes about nonprofit, small business and personal finance issues. From Chinese Food Site by Lila Voo. But there’s something satisfying about a classic square meal—a protein, carb and vegetable, just like your mom used to serve. Liberal dash pepper. Start with spring-mix or arugula base and add tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots and red onions**. Although fruit doesn't always come to mind as a side served with pork chops, it can add big flavor when prepared properly. Almost anything goes well with barbecue pork chops, especially if you see the meal as a mood setter and the dinner plate as a work of art. Southern Living: Barbecue Party Guide: Our Best Barbecue Side Dishes. soften noodles in boiling water while you work the wok cooked shrimp. Make this in the summer with grilled pork chops and a fresh crunchy salad. Add comfort or excitement where needed. Pork chops are always a sure bet (they’re easy to prepare, relatively lean and always delicious). Use hearty kale in your Caesar. Toss linguine with garlic, olive oil, and oregano, and add roasted veggies for extra substance. Or, make bruschetta pork chops. Choosing vegetables as a side can help keep your meal low in both fat and calories, especially if you opt for lean-cut pork chops. Need something to stand up to your pork chops? add pork chops to an ovenproof dish pour the sauce over the chops, totally immerse the chops in the sauce and oven bake for 20 mins. Alternate mushrooms, potatoes, bell peppers, pearl onions, tomatoes or allow guests to build their own. PureWow Coterie member Liz Falcigno gives us a healthier version of the traditional, butter-soaked dish. Copyright © 2020 Leaf Group Ltd., all rights reserved. A pitcher of iced tea garnished with lemon wedges and a sprig of mint completes your table. Complement your pork chops with anything from starch and vegetables to citrus and relishes. Aside from the flavor, what I love most about salt and pepper pork chops is that you can do so many different things with them. Serve corn salad made with corn kernels, tomatoes, onions, black beans, diced cucumbers and seasoned to make guests reach for the lemonade. Mix the leftover cracklings with the grits for extra flavor. This version is done in 15 minutes, no peeling required. slice the carrot into matchsticks. PureWow Coterie member Heidi Larsen knows the ultimate salad is one with loads of bacon. Try a mix of long-grain and wild rice with diced mixed vegetables as a side, or bake the pork chops with rice, adding water or broth and your favorite seasonings. Serve with veg/rice/salad/noodles (or some combination). When deciding what to serve with barbecue pork chops think color, flavor and texture. Add finely diced chili peppers, ground red pepper and whole corn kernels to biscuit or cornbread batter. She volunteers as a court-appointed child advocate, has a background in social services and writes about issues important to families. Never created a password? Serve with fried rice and stir fried green beans. What Goes Well With BBQ Shredded Chicken? You can make them your main dish on any night of the week…just serve them over steamed rice! Serve a platter of yeasty bread sticks for the less adventurous diners. Psst: Sage brings the whole dish together. For an extra-light side, make your own fresh fruit salad, by tossing strawberries, melon, kiwi, peaches and blueberries in in a light raspberry vinaigrette. We never knew how much we loved broccoli until we tried this side by PureWow Coterie member Maria Lichty.