Ultimate Smothered Pork Chops

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Craving for some comfort food? If you are, make this ultimate smothered pork chops recipe by Mr. Make It Happen. It’s incredibly delicious and comforting. The meat is so flavorful and the homemade gravy is heavenly. Just staring at the photo above makes me so hungry. Serve it with a silky and creamy mashed potato and you have the perfect meal.


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I have already tried different versions of smothered pork chops, and this one is truly one of the best that I have ever made at home. This recipe will not only teach you how to make crispy pork chops, but will also guide you in making the best-tasting gravy sauce and mashed potato. They are all easy to make and perfect for dinner. I am sure everyone in your home will love this dish!

Smothered Pork Chops Ingredients

  • bone in pork chops
  • seasoned flour
  • 1 quart of buttermilk
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • oil for frying

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 2 large russet potatoes (peeled, chopped, and boiled in salt water until tender)
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoon of garlic
  • fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • all-purpose seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan

For the gravy:

  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of seasoned flour
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream

How to Make Smothered Pork Chops

Step 1:

Season the pork chops on all sides with all-purpose seasoning, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Press the seasonings to the meat.

Step 2:

Make the brine. In a bowl, add the buttermilk, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix then place the pork chops. Marinate for 1-4 hours in the fridge.

Step 3:

Drain the potatoes, then mash. Set aside. In a skillet, add the butter then add the garlic and thyme. Once melted, add the heavy cream. Whisk it in, then add the sour cream. Mix until well combined. Season it and add the cheese. Whisk well. Make a taste test and adjust seasonings if needed. Pour into the mashed potatoes and mix well.

Step 4:

Add the seasoned flour in a flat container. Remove the meat from the fridge. Get the pork chops and coat with seasoned flour. Place on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.

Step 5:

Heat a generous amount of oil into a pot about 330 to 350F. Add the coated pork chops and cook until crispy and brown.

Smothered Pork Chops Ingredients
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Step 6:

Make the gravy. In a pot, melt the butter, then add the sliced onions. Once the onions have color, mix in the seasoned flour. Next, pour the broth, increase the heat and bring it to a boil. Add the soy sauce and mix well. Lastly, mix in the heavy cream. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

Step 7:

Add the pork chops to the gravy and spoon the sauce on top of each one.

How to Make Smothered Pork Chops
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Step 8:

Serve the smothered pork chops with the mashed potato. Enjoy!

Ultimate Smothered Pork Chops

Ultimate Smothered Pork Chops recipe

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