Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Smothered Pork Chops

Pork chops were on sale at the store this week. I was craving comfort food and wanted an easy meal so I decided to make Smothered Pork Chops:

Tonight's meal was even better then the last time, although it wasn't until I looked at the pictures that I realized I made the exact same sides - mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. I guess it all goes well together.

The gravy was world's better this time, with a richer, better depth of flavor. I coated the chops in flour mixed with garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, chili powder and some dried parsley but before I made the sauce I added a chopped shallot to the pan. I think it added a nice mild onion flavor. I also used heavy cream in the sauce instead of milk, which helped with the richness.

The mashed potatoes were excellent, as always, although I ran out of Plugra awhile back so these weren't as rich. I also made sure to undercook the broccoli since SP likes it crispy and it was perfect.
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  1. Mmmm pork chops! That looks delicious! I'll have to give the recipe a try :)

  2. I just sent myself that smothered pork chop recipe - like I said, I'm compiling all the ones for chops that I can right now cause yeah, one or two over and over gets so boring.

    making carbonara tonight for the first time (*crossing fingers*).

  3. Katie - Our chops last night had lots of fat and I thought of you. :P

    Melissa - It's really tasty! I'm always looking for new ideas for pork chops.

    Ooooh...good luck!! I hope it turns out well. I'm trying a modified recipe tonight (just kind of winging it) and I'm really worried since I'm SO not in the mood for what I'm planning to make.

  4. This looks wonderful!!! I stumbled on your blog and love it!

  5. well that always makes it a bit less fun, when you don't really want what you're planning... best of luck anyway. ;P

  6. Missy - Welcome!! I'm so glad to hear you like what I do. :)

    Melissa - I think I need to go back to the simpler meals we know and love.


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