Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Low Country Pork Chops

I had some pork chops in the freezer, but needed a new way to present them. I saw this recipe at Mommy's Kitchen and while I revised the recipe to meet what I had in the frig, it was still a great jumping off point!

I didn't have peppers, so I did onions and celery. I also used my cast iron skillet, which I always get a kick out of. These were really moist and tender, and it was a great way to change up pork chops!

Low Country Smothered Pork Chops
recipe adapted from Paula Deen and Mommy's Kitchen

4 center-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour, spread on a plate
2 medium green bell peppers, stemmed, cored, and membranes removed, cut into strips
2 yellow onions, trimmed, cut lengthwise
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Trim the excess fat from the chops and season well with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Lightly roll the chops in flour, shake off the excess, and slip them into the pan. Brown well, about 3 minutes per side, and remove them to a plate.
Add the bell peppers and onions, to the skillet, and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about half a minute longer. Push the vegetables to the side of the skillet. Add chops to pan and place vegetables on top of pork chops. Pour in the broth and sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Cover pan with foil and allow to simmer for 45 minutes or until chops are tender.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

1 comment:

  1. Oh Yummy when I came to your site the first thing i saw was celery. Great addtion it seems like a recipe that could be changed up. I am so glad you liked it.