Monday, January 12, 2009

Hope you like Pork, try it my way.....

This is the very first recipe my mom taught me. I remember making this when I was pretty young. It only takes an hour, so I’ve never made these in a crock pot or in the oven.

PORK CHOPS - (Yield - 4 hungry people)

You will need:

A large deep skillet with a tight fitting lid (I use what they call a “chicken fryer”, its about 10 “ diameter and deep, maybe 4 inches)

6 to 8 center cut pork chops (bone in)

one good sized (large) cooking onion, cut up

two stalks of celery, leaves and all

regular flour

salt and pepper

Approx 14 oz. Of plain water

Olive Oil or Crisco

Kitchen Bouquet (optional)

Wondra Flour (for gravy making) (optional)

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In the skillet, heat enough oil or Crisco to cover the bottom of the pan.

Have onion chopped and ready

Have celery stalks washed and broken in approx 2” long pieces…leaves and all

Take the pork chops and wipe them down with a wet paper towel. Salt and pepper them and then coat both sides in flour.

Brown both sides of each pork chop in the hot oil. Then sprinkle the cut up onion and celery over the top of the meat. Then slowly add enough water to almost cover the meat in the pan. Wait until the water starts bubbling, then turn down the heat to simmer or low medium and put the lid on the pan.

Do not lift the lid or disturb the contents for one hour. The results will be pork chops so tender they will fall off the bone.

Remove the chops from the pan and also remove the celery. Use tongs if you have them because the chops are so tender they will fall apart. Use the drippings left in the pan to make gravy. I use Wondra flour only to make gravy. (no lumps). The gravy will be light colored so you may use a couple tsp. Of Kitchen Bouquet if you wish to give it a little deeper color.

Serve with mashed potatoes, your favorite veggie and a tossed salad. Yummm, good eatin’! Enjoy.

8 comments:

Romany Angel said...

I love these easy recipes because I am so tragic in the kitchen. Burn water? That would be me.

Mary said...

Let me get my chicken cooker ready. I have pork chops. Guess what's for dinner.

On another note - Guess what happened here this morning. We live close to the Tennessee River (yes it runs into Alabama) and the lake effect of the warm water and cold air served up freezing fog. People were freaking out. I couldn't believe it - I went to bed last night thinking about the way sun light shines through the frozen fog and the world is covered with sparkling diamonds. Do you think God is telling me something? I view it as a gift.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Mary ~ let me know how you like them!

Mary said...

Val, the chops were fantastic. One son came by to pickup a book and ate with us. He requested a repeat for Sunday.

The dish is easy, economical, and delish! Thanks. I'm always looking for new dishes - I've worn all mine out.

jenny said...

sounds delicious but the salad? In the UK you just dont eat salad with mash and pork chops! xxx

fiwa said...

I love pork chops, but mine are usually tough - so thank you for this and I will probably give it a try sometime this week!

love you, Val -
fiwa

fiwa said...

Val, we had this for dinner tonight and it was FANTASTIC! My husband loved it, and he can be pretty picky. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I printed it off and am saving it in my recipe binder with 5 stars on it.

Love you!
fiwa

Golden To Silver Val said...

Mary and Fiwa ~ This makes me soooo happy when someone loves a recipe of mine. I'm so glad that you've added it to your collections and hope you'll think fondly of me whenever you make these yummy chops. Hugs!!