Thursday, June 14, 2012

Smothered Pork Chops


Ingredients:

4 bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup buttermilk
Store-bought biscuits, for serving (optional)

Directions:

Sprinkle the pork chops all over with salt and the Cajun seasoning. Pour the flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge the chops in the flour, turning to coat, and tap off any excess. Reserve the remaining flour.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Add the butter, onion, thyme and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved flour to the skillet and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by one-third, about 2 minutes.

Add the buttermilk and return the chops to the skillet. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chops are just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with biscuits.

Recipe shared from:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/smothered-pork-chops-recipe/index.html