Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fried Pork Chops with Homemade Gravy & 3/2 What's Cooking Wednesday

I think I like pork chops best when they're fried. And these are SUPER easy to make! Plus you can use the pan drippings to make a DELICIOUS homemade gravy (made by el madre, aka my mom)!

First get some oil heating up in a skillet. Just enough to fully cover the bottom of the pan. Not too thin, not too thick. Then, in one bowl mix an egg and some milk. In another bowl mix flour and the seasonings you'd like. I added salt, pepper, cajun seasoning, season-all, and garlic powder.

Coat the pork chops in egg then flour and place in hot oil.

Cook until browned on both sides and fully cooked inside. Once finished, remove to a side plate.

You'll be left with the drippings in the pan.

You may need to add some oil if there's not much left.

Then add some flour.

Stir and cook, making a roux.

Keep stirring. It should be thick and you want it to darken.

Add some water and stir constantly.

Then get some Kitchen Bouquet and add to desired darkness and taste.

A little history... I refused to eat white gravy as a child so my mom would add kitchen bouquet to it so I would eat it.

It should be nice, dark, and creamy now.

A FAIL kitchen moment? Mom using a plastic spoon to make this. Yea, didn't work too well. We have so many spoons that look like this!

So there you have it... a simple, yet YUMMY, meal!

We served it with mashed potatoes and ratatouille.


Now for a few of last week's favorites!

Check out this recipe over at Everywhere Orange for Mussels with Tomatoes and Garlic. I won't lie. My mouth is watering just LOOKING at this recipe!

These Tiny Fruit Pies over at All Things Heart & Home are SO CUTE! They look DELICIOUS and are SUPER EASY to make!

I love pasta, especially Alfredo sauce and this recipe for a Homemade Alfredo Sauce over at Small Town Life looks to die for!

So now it's time to see what you've been cooking up!

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Kris @ said...

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kayla said...

Thank you for featuring me again, and hosting such a fun food party!!! :)

kayla said...

oh and your pork chops look so yummy!! I have some pork chops in the freezer, but I wasn't sure what to do with them! I haven't ever made anything with pork chops, so I can't wait to give yours a try!

Karen said...

ADORE this blog! Found you on the blog hop and Hoping you stop by and follow me back.

Nancy said...

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Keli said...

I am always looking for new ways to make porkchops. Thanks for sharing!

Cricket said...

I'm from the south and grew up on fried pork chops and homemade gravy. Your post brought back a lot of wonderful childhood memories. Also made my mouth water for some good old down home cooking. I know what I will be making for Sunday dinner!!

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Thanks for hostessing!

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Kortney said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the Wednesday hop! I love the pix of the melted spoon! Mine are just like that! Look at it this least we are in the kitchen using the spoons cooking! :) Anyway, I'd love for you to come visit me over at! Hope to see you soon!


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