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.