Homemade chops with pea stew

Homemade chops are so good and so simple that there is not a single good reason to buy ready-made.

I start with the onion and shred 1 onion per person, which I fry in a pan with 1 tablespoon of butter per person on medium heat. The onion gets almost better the longer it is allowed to cook. I stir periodically, until it has become sweet and suitably brown.

While the onions are enjoying themselves, I make the patty dough. For 4 people, I use 600 g of patty dough. If you use minced meat, you must have more, because it shrinks mysteriously.

600 g chop dough

1 egg

1 dl water

2 ts salt

1 ts pepper

You can also use other spices, for a more exciting taste, but here I have made the traditional chops. I knead it together in the food processor until it becomes a tough, malleable mass. You can of course knead it together by hand, it just takes a little longer. I always try to fry a small lump, to check if it is properly seasoned and add more if necessary.

When I am happy with the taste, I put the cakes in the pan with a spoon and make a grid pattern with a knife. I fry them nicely brown on both sides, before I put them on top of the onion and leave them there until they are cooked through.

I have served them with boat potatoes and pea stew.

Boat potatoes:

Drizzle a little olive oil in a long pan, divide the paws into boats, put them in the long pan, add salt and pepper, drizzle over a little more oil and put them in the oven at full blast. When they start to get a little color, turn the heat down to 200 degrees and let them cook until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Pea stew:

You can easily make the pea stew by pouring 1 can of tinned peas, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1.5 tablespoons of wheat flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and a little pepper into a saucepan. Stir it while you bring it to a boil and let it boil a little. If necessary, you can use the hand blender a little, but my experience is that most types of box pies cook a little bit by themselves (it should be a stew, not a puree).

Homemade patties with pea stew can also be served on the slice of bread, as the Trønders do.


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