We made this dish once before but I apparently didn’t blog about it, as it was nowhere I could find it. Since we considered it one of the best we’ve ever eaten, I wanted to be sure I documented it this time. The recipe comes from Tyler Florence and is reproduced here.
Smothered Pork Chops - slightly adapted from 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 1” boneless)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup buttermilk
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
1. 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.
2. Heat a large sauté 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.
3. 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. Let the liquid cook down for 5 minutes to reduce and thicken slightly.
4. Stir in the buttermilk to make a creamy gravy and return the pork chops to the pan, covering them with the sauce.
5. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through (143* for me). Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.
As before, they were very good, especially with the sautéed mushrooms I added to mine. We served them with some smashed new potatoes and steamed broccoli for a fine meal. Note: broccoli at our place is cooked, so it loses it's bright green color. Also I made double the above gravy recipe to ensure plenty for the potatoes.
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