Pork Chops

Buy at a packing house two pounds of shoulder chops,

(cost sixteen to twenty cents,) roll them in flour, pepper, and salt,

put them into a hot frying pan, and fry them brown, cooking them at

least twenty minutes. Meantime boil one quart of potatoes, (cost three

cents,) in boiling water and salt, and chop fine one pickle, (cost one

cent.) When the chops are done, take them up, and keep them hot, while

you make the gravy by pouring into the frying-pan half a pint of boiling

water, and adding to it the chopped pickle, a tablespoonful of flour

mixed smooth with half a cup of cold water, and salt and pepper to

taste. Boil it up once, pour it over the chops, and serve them hot with

the potatoes.

The dinner will cost about twenty-five cents.