I love watching cooking shows. Many times I find myself hopping out of my seat to go to the computer and print out a recipe that I want to try. This was the case with Tyler Florence’s smothered pork chop recipe. It looked so delicious, I went straight to www.foodnetwork.com and got my copy of the recipe. The following week I made my way to the store and purchased the ingredients, excited to give this appealing looking meal a try.
The recipe for this dish is as follows:
- 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.
I love this dish! There are no words to describe how delicious it is! The gravy for this dish is so tasty it makes you want to like the plate clean. The pork chops come out nice and tender and pair perfectly with the gravy. Tip: This dish pairs magnificently with the recipe I reviewed for the Best Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes.
Baltimore City Residents can purchase the ingredients for this dish at the following locations:
Whole Foods Market
1330 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
1020 41st Street
Baltimore, MD 21211