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Smothered Pork Chops

Credits: Cafe Delites

How do you like your dinner? You like it exotic or simple and classy? Speaking of the latter, these smothered pork chops are perfect! 

They say good things don’t come easy, but this one does – it takes just 40 minutes to put together. Amazing, right? This classy dish consists of crispy pork chops coated in creamy onion gravy and can be served with white rice or mashed potatoes. Each bite is juicy and yummy, transcending you to an ecstatic state of unimaginable food goodness. 

This recipe was specially made for you so waste no time in making this for dinner tonight. Play around with this recipe and throw in some greens for extra nutrients. 

How to make the pork chops

Use paper towels to rub the pork chops dry. Place pork chops in a medium pan. Add olive oil, seasoning salt, cayenne, garlic powder, and pepper onion powder. Dip each pork chop in the flour and shake to remove excess flour.  

After that, set another pan on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons each of olive oil and butter. Wait a few seconds till hot and then fry both sides of the pork chops in a single layer until they turn golden brown. Withdraw pork chops from the pan. Leave to get warm.

How to make the gravy

Place 1 tablespoon of butter in the same pan and heat over medium heat. Finely slice the onions and throw them in. Add salt to taste. Cook and make sure to stir once or twice until soft and caramelized. Should the pan run dry, add 1 tablespoon of chicken broth. 

Add the thyme and garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Measure 2 tablespoons from the flour left and add to the pan. Mix with the onions. Cook for a few minutes until incorporated. Add the chicken broth and scrape the pan bottom to remove browned bits. Wait for the liquid to get thick and the volume is reduced.

Add the buttermilk or cream. Leave for a couple of minutes and watch it get thick and creamy. Put the pork chops back into the pan and coat them with the sauce. Simmer until the pork is well cooked. This should take about 5 minutes but you can leave for longer to achieve your desired texture. While coating the sauce on the pork, it will get thicker. Add some broth or cream to reduce thickness, if necessary. 

Finally, taste the dish and add seasoning if necessary. Add chopped parsley for garnish and serve while hot or warm.

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