When I was a child I did NOT like pork chops. I was out of luck because my mother (Julia B as in Beatrice) loved them. At our dinner table you pretty much ate what was put in front of you. Lucky for me my mother was an awesome cook so 99.9% of the time it wasn’t an issue. Over the years I think mom perfected her pork chop recipe to the point of creating what you see up in the picture. Right up until about 6 months before her passing she was still getting around the kitchen like a professional chef! Over the years we all had our favorite requests we’d ask her to make us. I think she was quite surprised when I would request pork chops. But it was because her chops came out as tender as butter and so very delicious! They fell off the bone!!
After my mom passed away I tried my hand at pork chops. The first time – they were so so, but I recently tried it again and channeled my inner-Julie. BINGO – perfection. These Italian seasoned, slow baked, olive oil and garlic laced sticky little porkie’s are to die for. Mom usually added in sliced green peppers, but I took it up a notch to these mini sweet peppers and added in some red and yellow onions. Sandro said if he closed his eyes he would have thought Julia B herself made them! We miss Mom Kane/Grandma and we sure do miss her cooking!