May 16, 2008
My poor blog. I feel that I’ve neglected it over the past few weeks. Between not having a camera for a week or so, vacation and life in general, I haven’t been cooking or blogging very much. So I decided I at least needed to post this recipe that I tried a few weeks ago. It was the recipe I chose to christen my new Le Creuset dutch oven. Sorry, but there is no picture. I made this the week our friend borrowed our camera. But let me tell you, it was awesome! My husband and I enjoyed it very much. Hopefully this will be the first of many new blog posts for me in the next few weeks.
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)