Solar Cooking: Boneless Breaded Pork Chops

by Texas Homesteader
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Well it looks like a sunshiny day and the wind will not be high, can’t think of a better reason to use my * Solar Oven. It’s only going to get up to the upper 50’s today but outside temps don’t really matter. As long as the sun is shining and the wind isn’t high enough to mess with the reflectors, solar oven cooking is a GO! Today I think I’ll try my hand at baked pork chops…

It's hot & humid outside, but I'm not adding it inside our home. How am I going to cook tonight's supper? You won't believe it! #TexasHomesteader

RancherMan has harvested a couple of wild sow hogs in the last several months. We’ve been enjoying many savory recipes such as meatloaf, grilled ribs, slow-cooker roast with red wine and BBQ sandwiches.

But the meat processor provided several thick tenderized steaks and these boneless pork chops as well. Now I love me some pork chops, and I think they come out more juicy & tender when they’re breaded and baked. Thankfully baking is easy to do in a solar oven. So today I’m going to give it a go with these pork chops.

 

*About My Solar Oven: For those of you asking, I have a Sun Oven brand solar oven and I LOVE IT!  If you’ve been waiting to get a solar oven of your own – now’s the time!

 

I pulled out the boneless chops and rinsed them off. Then I dipped them in a beaten egg and then rolled them in breadcrumbs. I made those breadcrumbs from sourdough baguettes that had gotten WAY too hard to eat.

Then I seasoned them with some dried thyme from my herb garden and a little salt & pepper. Finally I laid them in the black porcelain pan that came with my solar oven and placed the see-through lid on so I could watch its progress as it was cooking.

It's hot & humid outside, but I'm not adding it inside our home. How am I going to cook tonight's supper? You won't believe it! #TexasHomesteader

There were 2 enamel stack pans in my solar oven kit,. So I decided to stack it on top of my other black porcelain pan that I filled with sliced carrots. Just a little salt & pepper, a touch of water, a pat of butter and a sprig of rosemary.

Hey, why shouldn’t they both be cooking at the same time?

It's hot & humid outside, but I'm not adding it inside our home. How am I going to cook tonight's supper? You won't believe it! #TexasHomesteader

By positioning the reflectors directly toward the sun the temp on my solar oven soared to 325 pretty quickly. I’ve read that you want to cook pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees for safety. My pork chops were  cooked in just over an hour.

So RancherMan & I enjoyed an early supper of the most delicious breaded pork chops I’d ever tasted along with fresh steamed carrots. And not one lick of additional energy was needed to cook this meal. Gotta love it!

It's hot & humid outside, but I'm not adding it inside our home. How am I going to cook tonight's supper? You won't believe it! #TexasHomesteader

With warmer weather knocking at our door I’ll be using this solar oven more & more. Not only for the energy-free cooking that I love but also to keep that cooking heat & humidity outside where it belongs. The temps really heat up during the summertime in our area of Northeast Texas. Any heat you can leave outside is a good thing indeed!

~TxH~

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17 thoughts on “Solar Cooking: Boneless Breaded Pork Chops

  1. Anya

    I love the idea of solar cooking though never actually attempted it before (seems intimidating for me!). And this recipe looks so delicious!

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  2. Christina

    I’m parked next to you in the Strangers and Pilgrims link up, and I’m glad to be there! This post is really interesting!

    Christina
    www.ourwoodhome.com

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  3. Gina

    So cool! A solar cooker! I have never tired to use (or even heard of) one of these! Thanks for sharing this on the #ShareTheWealthSunday linkup!

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  4. Toni

    I’ve been looking at Sun Ovens for a while now, and I’m planning to buy one soon. I’ve read the reviews on the newer version of yours on amazon, and one reviewer says the food cooked in it takes like plastic. So, I was wondering if you’ve had any dishes turn out tasting like plastic?

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  5. All that's Jas

    Wow, that is really neat! Never heard of solar ovens before. Does it take longer to bake and can you set the temperature? Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things. Hope you have a fabulous day!

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  6. Deedra

    I keep telling my husband that it would be a great idea to have one of these solar ovens. I know in the summer time with I use the oven ( just about every other day) the house heats up more. I live in Nevada and have sun most days out of the year and Im guessing because it gets over 100 here I would have no problem getting high temps in the stove. I am glad I found you off of the Fluster Buster party #121.

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  7. Beverly

    What a clever idea. I had never heard of solar cooking before. I need to check into that. Your pork chops looked awesome. Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesday.
    Bev

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  8. Shanna

    I love my Sun Oven; so happy to see someone else blogging recipes with it. I use mine mostly in the summer months when I don’t want to heat up the kitchen. Thanks!

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  9. Stephanie

    What a cool idea with a delicious result!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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  10. ColleenB.~Texas

    I’m always checking my Spam folder several times a day………nothing there except junk and also tried to register and it says I’m already a member of your blog newsletter.
    I got here this morning through a link that I had saved to your blog and only then did I realize that I wasn’t receiving your email updates.

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  11. Felecia

    I love how you stacked the food! Two birds with one stone! I love utilizing my Sun Oven on warm, sunny days! Today will be a good day to set that up! Think I’ll bake some bread! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!

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  12. Karen

    Yes, summer is on it’s way and the baking will become more limited. 🙁 Love me some cookies. I haven’t come across many posts in the blog world that discuss the use of solar ovens. How versatile is it as far as the types of cooking you can do? Do you believe the investment has been worth it to you?

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