Smothered Pork Chop
It's my dad's birthday and he looses pork chops. I've made em smothered, so I decided this was the way to go. I also decided to make spiced apples as a side along with roasted potatoes and steamed cabbage. The potatoes were tossed in garlic oil and salt and a few other herbs and roasted in the oven on 350...the cabbage was just a little olive oil, salt and pepper and garlic salt. BUT...the pork chops and apples....here are the recipes and the apples could be used for a pie!
Ingredients to fry the pork chops...do this first...directions below
4 - 1 pound bone-in pork chops, 1-inch thick
2 Tablespoons of oil (your choice) spread on bottom of pan
1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste on both sides of the chops
Kinders Buttery Steakhouse seasoning on both sides of the chops
FOR THE GRAVY
1 Tablespoon of chicken bouillon
5 Garlic cloves minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 yellow onion thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon of cornstarch
2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
1/2 Tablespoon of fresh Thyme
1/4 Tablespoon of ground pepper
Heat oil and butter in a large skillet until it ripples.....then add pork chops and sear for about 5 minutes per side. Then remove pork chops and put them on a plate and keep them warm.
Then add onions and a little oil and cook for about 10 minutes so they are literally melting apart....all this cooked in the same skillet that the chops were just seared. Make sure you scrape any sear-off the bottom and mix with the onions.
Then add all the other ingredients into the pan and mix/cook together for about 5 minutes at medium heat. Once that is complete...
Return pork chops and all the pork juices to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 3-5 more minutes, or until pork is completely cooked through and sauce has thickened. Remove from heat; garnish with parsley and serve.
FOR THE APPLES
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
4 large apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
Add the butter to a large skillet on medium heat and melt it.
Once melted, whisk in the sugar and cinnamon. and nutmeg
Once it's all mixed together, add in the apples, stir and cook until softened
Add some Brandy...2 Tablespoons for a little kick
Took me about 10 minutes..or until your desired consistency