Smothered Pork Chops

I saw this recipe on Sweet, Savory, Southern and thought it sounded like a good homestyle, Southern meal. It was just ok for me. Definitely too bland for our taste which surprised me since there was a TON of seasoning in the flour dredge mixture. Next time I would just decrease the flour to about 1/2 cup but leave the same amounts of spices because it makes WAY more flour dredge than you actually need to coat 4 pork chops.

I also found the pork to be a bit tough but I might have overcooked it which would make it my fault. I just never know how to tell when pork is cooked-through! Grr!

I served this with roasted green beans and buttermilk mashed potatoes (recipe to follow).

Smothered Pork Chops

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
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.

Source: Food Network (Tyler Florence)

One Response to “Smothered Pork Chops”

  1. Renea(MrsSchoon) Says:

    Sorry you found it to be bland. We really enjoyed it!

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