Smothered Pork Chops

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I must say this is my new favorite pork chop recipe to date! I was getting tired of the same old same old pork chop, so I hopped up onto my trusty Google machine a pulled up this majestical recipe!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/smothered-pork-chops-recipe/index.html

I loved everything about it, especially since they came out extremely tender juicy and savory! Who can beat that!

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Ingredients

6 Thick Pork Chops

1 1/2 Cups Flour

2 Tbsp Onion Powder

2 Tbsp Garlic Powder

1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 Tsp Kosher Salt

1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1 Cup Chicken Broth

1/2 Cup Butter Milk

Chopped Parsley for Garnish

 

*Note: Be sure to reserve 1 Tbsp of the seasoned flour after breading all the pork chops… you will need it for the gravy we will make towards the end of the recipe!

 

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Prep all the ingredients because lets face it, it makes life easier and less of a rush while trying not to burn things!

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See that there…. I made a bit of an assembly line for breading the chops…. Go me!

 

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Add the onion & garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the flour.

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Combine well using a fork or whisk.

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YAY! Perfectly seasoned four! Reserve 1 Tbsp of the seasoned flour for our gravy we will make later.

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Take one chop at a time and start breading!

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Firmly press into the flour…

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Scoop surrounding flour over the top and press firmly.

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Shake off any excess flour…

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That is one perfectly breaded chop! Now onto the rest!

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Just like magic!

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Now get ready to start the real magic here…

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Over medium heat, coat a large saute pan in the olive oil.

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Allow it to get hot enough that a pinch of flour will sizzle on contact.

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Once the oil is hot enough, add 3 pork chops at a time and cook for 3 minutes on each side!

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Be sure you do not over crowed the pan otherwise they will steam which will result in one tough and dry pork chop!

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Set seared pork chops on a plate and start working on the remaining three!

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Almost there!

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Tada!

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Add the reserved 1 Tbsp of seasoned flour to the remaining fat and olive oil in the skillet and whisk well the incorporate!

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Reduce heat to medium low.

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Pour in chicken stock and allow to reduce by half which should take 5 minutes.

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The gravy is getting there!

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Taking a few sprigs of parsley, start mincing them for our garnish!

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…….Don’t forget about our gravy!

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Now that it has reduced by half slowly add the butter milk while whisking to incorporate it in smoothly.

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Would you look at that….

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Whisk continuously until it is well blended and smooth.

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Perfection!

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Once again, working in batches of three, add the pork chops in with the gravy. Spoon some over the tops and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until fully cooked. Once these are done, set finished chops aside on a plate and work on the last three, once again spooning gravy on top and simmering for 5 minutes. Repetitive, I know… But so worth it!

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Once all the pork chops are done and you have them all sitting pretty on a plate…

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Spoon all the gravy on top of them…

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Then sprinkle with the parsley!

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I know I posted a million pictures of these bad boys but I couldn’t decide on which ones to eliminate so just deal with them okay? XD

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Bon Appetit!

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2 thoughts on “Smothered Pork Chops”

    1. Thank you! It was so yummy I’m deffinately making it again soon! I still want to try that recipe you were telling me about with the potatoes, I have it saved so hopefully Sunday night I can try it out!

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