Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Smothered Pork Chops

I've been making this recipe for a few years, it is so good. It's a great family meal because kids love it too. I usually have all of these ingredients on hand already, so it's a very inexpensive dinner.

Smothered Pork Chops

1 c. all purpose flour
2 Tbs. onion powder
2 Tbs garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4-6 pork chops (3/4 inch, bone in, boneless is okay too)
1/4 c. olive oil
1 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. buttermilk
Chopped fresh flat leaf parsley for garnish

Put the flour in a shallow platter and add the onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels to remove any moisture and then dredge them in the seasoned flour; shaking off the excess.

Heat a large saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat and coat with the oil. When the oil is nice and hot, lay the pork chops in the pan in a single layer and fry for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown (only one minute on each side if using thin cut chops). Remove the pork chops from the pan and add a little sprinkle of seasoned flour to the pan drippings. Mix the flour into the fat to dissolve and then pour in the chicken broth in. Let the liquid cook down for 5 minutes to reduce and thicken slightly. Stir in the buttermilk to make a creamy gravy and return the pork chops to the pan, covering them with the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes (3 minutes for thin cut chops) until the pork is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.


P's in a pod said...

Tried it tonight. It was so easy! yes I had almost everything on hand, except the buttermilk but used a substitute. Made the Hubby grateful cuz it looked and smelt so good and looked like it was lots of work. The directions were wonderfully easy to follow while cooking.