Eating Down the Fridge: Day 6 / by Alice Zhao

Ah daylight! The only good part to daylight savings in the spring. Well there is not much left in the fridge as we speak. With only pork chops and onions and a nice warm day, we decided to grill tonight and make a pan sauce with onion. There were also some leftover canned greens sitting in the back of the fridge that needed to be eaten before it turned into a fungal bloom.


4 slices of pork chops
1 medium onion
homemade teriyaki sauce
garlic powder
salt and pepper
your favorite grill rub

  • Lay the pork chops on a sheet pan and drizzle with oil
  • Sprinkle evenly a few pinches of salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Sprinkle on your favorite dry grill rubs. If the rub contains salt, you can reduce the amount above
  • In the meantime, start your grill and clean the rack
  • With the grill heating up, slice the onion into wedges and saute on medium-high with 1 tsb of oil
  • Add the 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce to the onion and turn the heat to low. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes. You can make your own teriyaki sauce by cooking mirin, soy sauce, rice wine. This sauce is quintessential in Japanese cooking. Please for the love of gawd, do not use the bottle stuff you get from American grocery stores.
  • With the grill nice and hot, grill the pork chops about 3 mins per side, depending on the thickness of the meat.
  • Serve with a bed of rice and spoon the onion and sauce on top of the pork chops
seriously. daylight. we. love. you.

Gone from the Fridge: The rest of the pork chops, and a random half can of leftover collard greens.