Pork chop and turnip casserole
BATON ROUGE - Chef KD says his porck chop and turnip casserole is quick to assemble, very cheap and will easily feed four adults. Here's what you'll need:
1 pack Sirloin Pork Chops - "These are the cheap cut; the family pack I bought was $1.29 per pound and had 5 chops in it for $5.83. Clean chops by scraping the bone dust off both sides of chops. The butchers only remove this from the side: if you don't remove it will have a gritty texture. Also remove the fat line on one side to keep dish from being too greasy."
2 cups chopped seasoning cost $1.25
4 large turnips peeled and diced into ½ inch cubes cost $1.35
5 large fresh mushrooms about ¼ pound cost $.75
1 pound baby carrots cost $1.29 pound
Seasoning salt, and some extra granulated garlic
Total cost $10.47 - this will feed four adults with extras.
In a 2- or 4-inch full-size baking pan, 11 x 23 inch or several smaller pans, layer as follows.
seasoned pork chops
Seal with foil and bake for 1.5 hours at 350 degrees. Since all ovens are different make sure pork chops are tender and coming off the bone; if not, cook a little longer.