I have been fortunate to review quite a few products here at The Rantings of an Amateur Chef. Most of them are newly released products where manufacturers are looking to get the word out about their products. Luckily, most are pretty good.
Some inventions related to food are really pretty useless. At the end of 2013, FoodBeast identified the 13 Most Extraordinarily Useless Food Inventions. Here they are:
13 . Finder Tongs – These slip over your fingers and allow you to grab something with the dexterity of your fingers without getting them messy. I see the big advantage if something is really hot. Just like you might use something to hold your corn cob when it is hot.
12. Lemon squeezer – Yeah. Too many ways to do it without something else in the kitchen.
11. Chopstick Straws – Think Pho. Suck the broth up through the center of the chopstick and then use them to grab the noodles and other things in the bowl.
10. 2 in 1 glass lets you drink two different things at once – I’d rather have two glasses thank you.
9. Roll on olive oil – This seems so much more work than a mister.
8. Video Game Beer Dispenser – It has a tap. Such a waste. When you are playing video games, you don’t have a spare hand for a tap. Just make it a big straw!
7. Mini Me Nibble Pan – This is a cake pan that has a built-in mini-muffin sized tin attached to it. I can see you can put a little dough in there so you can taste what you’ve made.
6. Laser Guided Pizza Cutter – This works when a parent tells one son he gets to cut and the other son gets to pick.
5. Reverse microwave that chills your beer in 45 seconds – Think of all the extra room you’d have in the fridge!
4. Homemade twinkie machine – Yeah. Would use it once.
3. Anti-loneliness ramen bowl with a built in iPhone holder – This is sad. Just sad.
2. Water Bottle Growler – Metal flash that purports to keep your carbonated beverage fresher longer. I use a glass growler jug so I’d be interested.
1. Twist off wine cork – It has a groove in the cork and the bottle that keeps it tight but easily twists out. I want this wide-spread soon!
Check out the list (with pictures) here.
Spicy Lemon Pork Saute
Nothing useless about this dish.
Fry the chops.
Spicy Lemon Pork Saute
Prep Time: 10 Min | Cook Time: 35 Min | Servings: 4 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown pork chops about 5 minutes per side.
Mix lemon juice, garlic, paprika, thyme, and cayenne pepper into the skillet. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, cooking the chops to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
Remove pork chops from the skillet, and set aside. Over high heat, reduce the remaining liquid for about 5 minutes. Return pork chops to the skillet briefly, coating them on both sides with the reduced mixture.
Nutritional Info: Amount Per Serving Calories: 250 | Total Fat: 14.8g | Cholesterol: 76mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database