How to preserve garden herbs PLUS a delicious Herb Crusted Pork Chop recipe

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CHESTERLAND, Ohio (WJW) – – If your garden is supplying lots of fresh herbs this summer, why not preserve some of your harvest to use when the snow is falling. Stefanie Paganini is a culinary instructor at the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking and she knows a lot about herbs. Stefanie explained to Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer different ways to preserve herbs for later use. She also shared a recipe for Herb Crusted Pork Chops.

Stefanie has an upcoming cooking class that is all about herbs. It’s called Herb-a-licious Lunch and you can click here to learn more and also see her full schedule of upcoming cooking class.

Herb Crusted Pork Chops Serves 8

8 boneless pork chops

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup fresh herbs of choice (thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage)

1 garlic clove peeled

1/2 tsp. orange zest

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2-4 Tbsp. olive oil

Place flour, herbs, garlic, zest, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until blended. Place herbed flour in a shallow baking dish.

In a separate shallow baking dish, whisk together eggs and milk.

Pound pork chops on a sanitized surface until even. Dip chops in egg mixture and then in flour mixture.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan, sauté pork chops in pan until chops reach an internal temperature of 160° F.

Corn Succotash

Serves 8

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 small onion, diced

½  cup raw bacon or pancetta, chopped into pieces
4 cups corn

1 clove garlic, minced
2 med. zucchini, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded & diced
2 cup tomatoes, chopped

2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chiffonade
2 cups cooked lentils

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Cook lentils according to package directions.

Heat oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté bacon and onion until onion  is transparent.  Add corn, garlic, and bell pepper. Sauté 3-4 minutes.  Add zucchini and tomatoes. Stir occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

Add remaining ingredients including lentils and sauté together until all incorporated and cooked through.

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