Breaded Pork with Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

Breaded Pork with Sweet Potatoes – Recipe

Men Cook Too is all about being able to help guide men into the kitchen to prepare delicious meals that their loved ones will enjoy. These dishes don’t have to be the most unconventional recipes to be good so that is why we at Men Cook Too will start bringing you at least one recipe per week. We have been slacking a bit in the kitchen lately but that will change now. This week the dish we are bringing to you is a simple¬†Breaded Pork with Diced Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus.¬†

If you have followed Men Cook Too you will know that we love our veggies and that is especially the case for Asparagus. We won’t bore you with our technique again here but if you are interested in how we enjoy cooking our Asparagus, check out this favorite of ours.

Breaded Pork with Diced Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

Ingredients:

Boneless Pork Loins
2 large Sweet Potatoes, Peeled and Diced
2 Eggs
Asparagus
Butter
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Olive Oil

Instructions:

  • Heat large pan on medium. Wait until pan is hot before adding oil. While pan is warming cut fat from pork. Take two small bowls and mix two eggs in one and add bread crumbs to other. Roll Pork in egg mixture and drop in bread crumbs. Completely cover and when pan is hot carefully place pork into pan. Cook on each side until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and then letting the meat sit for three minutes per instructions from the USDA.
  • While pork is cooking take another pan and begin warming up on medium heat. When pan is hot add 3 tablespoons of butter and drop in diced sweet potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook for 10-12 minutes while stirring. Halfway through the cooking process add another 2-4 tablespoons of butter and mix in. When sweet potatoes are soft reduce heat to low and add brown sugar. Cook for additional two minutes.

 

Avocado Hummus, a perfect snack for any occasion.

Avocado Hummus – A Perfect Snow Day Snack

With the northeast getting hammered by another winter storm with snow and ice, many kids are home today and unless you made that mad dash to the grocery store for food last night, will have to get by with what you got in your home for food today. If you have a can of chick peas, an avocado and a few other ingredients, you will be able to make your own Avocado Hummus.

I will throw this out as a disclaimer for anyone that says you need Tahini for hummus to really be hummus. I don’t have Tahini and have to say that my homemade hummus tastes just as good as any other I have ever tried. That being said, here is the recipe for Avocado Hummus.

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus, a perfect snack for any occasion.

Avocado Hummus, a perfect snack for any occasion.

Ingredients:

1 15.5oz. can Chick Peas, drained and rinses
1 Avocado
1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Garlic Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2 Lime

Instructions:

In your blender, add chick peas, avocado, sun dried tomatoes, black pepper, olive oil and garlic and begin to blend. If your mixture doesn’t have enough liquid, you may need to add more olive oil or a little water to make it blend easier. This is where I take the half life and squeeze the juice directly into the blender. You may also use a lemon if that is all you have.

You may also need to spoon some of the hummus from the bottom of the blender to the top to allow for all the ingredients to mix well. From start to finish, it shouldn’t take you longer than 5-10 minutes to go from separate ingredients to one bowl of hummus. Serve in a bowl with a sprinkle of paprika across the top with pretzels and carrots and you will have a delicious and healthy snow day snack.