Chef John's Smothered Pork Chops

41 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“You know that when a recipe has 'smothered' in the name, it's going to be easy. It's a beautiful combination of dark, rich onion gravy covering pan-fried pork chops. Serve over hot cooked rice.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with poultry seasoning, salt, and black pepper on both sides. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; brown pork chops well on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Discard excess grease from pan and melt butter in the same skillet. Reduce heat to medium and stir onion in the hot skillet with a pinch of salt until onion is very browned and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute; stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken broth into skillet and stir, dissolving browned bits of food in the bottom of the skillet. Pour juices that have accumulated on plate containing pork chops into the sauce. Mix in buttermilk until smooth. Add water. Bring sauce to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until onions begin to break down and sauce is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Place pork chops into sauce, spooning sauce over meat to coat. Turn heat to low and simmer until chops are tender and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Adjust levels of salt and pepper and serve chops with gravy on top.

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Reviews (41)

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aputler
31

aputler

Have been making these regularly since I found the recipe in Chef John’s cookbook, “Americas Family Favorites: Best of Home Cooking” in 2011. Through my own tinkering, I now substitute Onion and Garlic powder for the Poultry Seasoning. I allow the chops to come to room temp, and lightly sift and pat in a coating of flour on them prior to frying, shaking off any excess. Follow the balance of instructions exactly. The wife and I enjoy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower from AR as a side. Good Stuff!

Randy Larsen
23

Randy Larsen

I just wish I could rate the other raters for not following the recipe! This recipe was outstanding the way it was presented. The onion gravy was just the topper for a well prepared Bone-in Pork chop that I found amazingly tender and flavorful. Thank You Chef John.

Kenna
15

Kenna

Made this 2nite as written, bone-in chops are a must for a rich onion gravy. Served over wide egg noodles. Chops were moist & tender. Absolutely Dee-lish! Thanks Chef John, it's a keeper!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 375 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 536 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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