So you think that you have made enough dishes that involve the pork chops but if you have not tried smothered pork chops then you still miss out. It is one of the best tasting pork chop dishes out there that you simply cannot resist trying out this recipe. This dish is best served during celebrations with family or friends or both. Even with just a simple occasion to gather loved ones, this meal is a great way to spice up the party. You have to remember that when it comes to parties, it’s not about the guests but also about the food.
Now, read on to know how to cook smothered pork chops:
Total Time : 31 minutes
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 16 minutes
Servings : 4
Cooking Level : Easy
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons onion powder
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
1 Teaspoon cayenne
1 Teaspoon salt
½ Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 pork chops bone-in, ¾ inch thick
¼ Cup olive oil
1 Cup chicken broth
½ Cup buttermilk
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnishing
Pour the all purpose flour in a shallow dish.
Add the onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper. Carefully mix all the ingredients together and mix all well.
Pat dry the pork chops with the use of paper towels to get rid of moisture. Then smother the pork chops with the flavored flour, shake off the excess flour.
Place a large pan or cast iron skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Make sure that the oil is hot enough.
When the oil is hot, lay the pork chops on the pan and fry each side for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Take out the pork chops from the pan. Sprinkle a little of the flavored flour onto the pan where the pork chops were cooked and mix.
Pour in the chicken broth and let the mixture cook for 5 minutes which will reduce and thicken the sauce slightly.
Add in the buttermilk and blend all the ingredients well together. This will serve as your gravy sauce for the pork chops.
Return then the pork chops and spread the gravy over them. Cook in low heat for another 5 minutes more or until the pork chops are cooked through. Just let the sauce simmer and not boil.
Serve the meal in your favorite serving dish and season more with salt, pepper and chopped parsley.
- In mixing the all purpose flour with the seasonings, use fork to even out the distribution of ingredients.
- You can double up the sauce if you like a saucy dish
So there you go, another successful pork chop dish under your belt. It may be a simple Southern dish but is so tasty you would think that it’s a fine dining experience. Next time you crave for that yummy pork chop dish, Smothered Pork Chops is number one in your list.