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Megans Cookin: Smothered Pork Chops

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Smothered Pork Chops

Did you enter my giveaway?

Did you vote for me?
I'm like a thousand votes behind and I need your vote!

OK. Good!
In other news, today is my surgery day and the hospital just called. My surgeon had an emergency surgery and that bumped mine back an hour. It's not till 2:15.
And I can't eat anything.

So I figure I'll give you my last pork dinner.
It's a keeper! And a great way to use up buttermilk.

I grew up in a pretty much pork free home. Oh sure, we had some bacon and sausage, but there were no tender chops or succulent tenderloins ever cooked in my mom's house. We ate beef.

My dad grew up eating mutton (which is old sheep, not pork)
and that ruined him for life. No sheep, No pork! No chops of any kind!
I didn't know what a pork chop tasted like till I was about 12 years old.

We had taken a trip to S. Dakota and I was at my uncles. I don't remember why I was there, or where my parents were, but I remember he was frying up some pork chops and
my love affair began.

The Hubby cringes when I pull out the pork chops.
I don't care, I love pork. So I got him real good with these chops!

He liked them!!!

And I'm making them again, real soon.


Smothered Pork Chops
By Tyler Florence

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick, bone-in (I used boneless, but next time will use bone in)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup 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. 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 until the pork is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Rated: 5 stars out of 5

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Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Ben won't eat pork either. (Pout.)

June 10, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Ivy said...

I voted for you! Good luck. I hope you win!. :)

June 10, 2009 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

This sounds soo good, Megan. Most of the time we have these ingredients on hands so we'll be giving these a try.

Keeping you in my Ts & P's.

You have my vote, too!

June 10, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Gloria Chadwick said...

Your Smothered Pork Chops look wonderful... so yummy. Love the gravy with them. :)

I'll go and vote for you, and I'm sending you some healing vibes. Be well.

June 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Lyndas recipe box said...

These pork chops look wonderful-I'll have to give them a try as we love pork(except for my daughter).

Thanks for stopping by my blog- yours has lots of yummy recipes, so you got my vote!

June 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

We love pork at our house. This recipe would be a big hit! I voted for you!

June 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Great pork chops, they look yummy! I hope you get well soon!

June 10, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those pork chops do look good with that rich buttermilk sauce! Super delicious! Going to vote for you now.

June 10, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

These look really good! I grew up on smothered pork chops, so this brings back some great memories :) Good luck on the contest

June 10, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Ok, I haven't had pork chops in ages and those look wonderful! Onto the list they go!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

June 10, 2009 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

I voted for you!! Good luck!! And I hope your surgery went well, prayers and hugs. Love the chops!!

June 10, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Your pork chops sound delicious. I hope all went well with your surgery and that you are on the mend soon.!! Rooting for you!

June 10, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

We are pork eaters here and I know we'd love this!

June 10, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Your chops look delish Megan! Oh and Yes, and Yes to your questions!

June 11, 2009 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!! Wicked good thoughts going your way! I hate when you can't eat before a blood test or whatnot... sucks so bad!! I normally eat every 3 hours... not eating for 12... UGGGG!

June 11, 2009 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, these pork chops are out of sight! I'll have to try them. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your surgery and recovery. :)

June 11, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Looks delish megan!

June 12, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Pork is the only meat I truly enjoy! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, sounds wonderful.

Hope your surgery has gone well!

June 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa said... die for! The first time I had smothered anything was back in the 90's as a kid..the smothered chicken at Bennigan's, and haven't lookd back since. I try to smother any meat I Beautiful and mouth watering job!

June 14, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Thistlemoon said...

I LOVE pork chops! These looks great! Gonna go vote!

June 15, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

My hubby would LOVE this!!!! He loves pork and creamy sauces!

You have my vote :)

June 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

My husband is the same way. If I take them out of the freezer to defrost, he's kind of dissapointed. Maybe because I do the same thing all the time

I'll have to make yours and see what happens! I love pork too!

June 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I'm feeling smothered with love with this recipe!

June 16, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Dragon said...

You can never go wrong with a Tyler recipe! I hope you're feeling better. :)

June 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Kristen Ballard said...

yes, please. YUM!!!

June 26, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Megan, the title alone, "smothered porkc chops" has won me over. The photo looks as i would imagine the dish but again...the title alone does it for me.

June 28, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

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