There are plenty of answers to how to cook smothered pork chops. It is a common recipe but there are variations. Many people prefer a simple recipe while some make the dish grander. Whether you want a nice dish for dinner where the gravy can serve as the side dish or you want to just have some delicious meat, here is how you should cook smothered pork chops.
Let us begin with a grander recipe and then we shall talk about a much simpler one.
For the slightly elaborate recipe, you need pork chops, kosher salt, Cajun seasoning, all purpose flour, extra virgin olive oil, unsalted butter, sliced onion, freshly chopped thyme, chicken broth, butter milk and some biscuits if you want to serve with the pork chops.
Season the four to six pieces of pork chops with around half a teaspoon of Cajun and salt as per your taste preference. Take up to a cup of all purpose flour and coat the seasoned pork chops. Take a skillet of sufficient size and pour in about two or three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Heat the skillet to medium high and then add the pork chops. Once they become brown, turn them over. Usually, it takes up to three minutes for each side.
Place the pork chops aside, add butter to the skillet and just a tinge of salt. Add one large onion, sliced, and one tablespoon of chopped thyme. As the onion turns golden, add the remaining flour, about two tablespoons. Cook for a minute, stir the mixture while you cook and then add the can of chicken broth, or one that you have made at home. In two minutes, the mixture would come to a boil and reduce substantially. At this stage, pour in the buttermilk and then add the pork chops. Once the sauce starts to simmer, reduce the heat to medium or medium low and then cook for ten or twelve minutes. The pork chops would be cooked and the sauce would thicken by that time.
Serve with the biscuits or anything else that you fancy.
Now, let us check out a simpler or easier recipe.
Take about six pieces of pork chops, one onion, half a cup of water, four cloves of crushed or chopped garlic, some all purpose flour, one tablespoon of browning sauce and a bit of chicken broth.
Take a skillet, heat it up, sauté some garlic and onion, add the pork chops and cook until you get the glazy brown hue. Add the half cup water and wait till it comes to a boil. Mix the flour with the chicken broth and the browning sauce, add and whisk them, stir as you cook and cover the mixture after the ingredients have blended well. Cook for half an hour and you have tender smother pork chops ready to be served.