Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Better late than never

Braised Pork Chops With Cream Gravy
Pillsbury Complete Cook Book Copyright 2000, 2006

4 Pork loin chops I used bone-in chops
1/2 Cup(s) Water
2 Teaspoon(s) Dried parsley flakes
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Onion powder
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Dried thyme leave
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
1/3 Cup(s) Milk
2 Tablespoon(s) All-purpose flour

In large skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork chops on both sides. Add water, sparsely flakes, salt, onion powder, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover; simmer 20 to 30 minutes or until pork chops are tender. Remove pork chops from skillet; keep warm. In small bowl, combine milk and flour; blend until smooth. Gradually stir into hot mixture in skillet. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Serve gravy with pork chops.

This was a recipe that got pushed off of the menu some time ago and it never made it's way back on until now. I'm glad I finally tried it. It wasn't bad. I like recipes that don't require any fancy ingredients. I could make this anytime that I had pork chops on hand. The gravy came out very nice and flavorful. The pork wasn't as fall-apart tender as I would have liked but braising it longer probably could have taken care of that.

I made this ahead of time and just kept the gravy separate. I heated the pork up in the toaster oven and the gravy on the stove-top. I'm addicted to cooking ahead of time. I don't know what I'm going to do when the warmer weather comes since I probably won't have the time to do as much cooking on Sundays. It's just so great to have everything cooked when I get home from work. And the best part? Most of the mess is made on Sunday. I have less clean-up during the week.

Question of the Day: How often do you eat pork?


Annie Jones said...

We love pork!

Although there are times when we don't have any in the fridge or freezer, I would say on average we have pork once a week. Slightly more often if you count sausage, bacon and ham along with it.

Anonymous said...

We probably have pork a couple of times a week. We have chicken or turkey more than anything else and we have beef about once a week or once every couple of weeks. I find pork about like chicken--you can do so much with it to make it taste different each time. I will be trying this recipe--it looks very tasty. Thanks for your blog. Sheila

Jennifer said...

I cook pork about once per week. I have some ham leftover in the fridge right now, so we might be having some sort of ham quiche tonight.
Oh, and we also have bacon about once per week.

La Pixie said...

pretty much never. pork doesnt agree with me, so Im kinda limited to BLTs.

Heather said...

Once or twice a week, on average? I don't think there's a pork product we don't like... it's often on sale where I shop too.

Anonymous said...

I eat pork as often as I can. Love the stuff in any of it's forms. My husband is a pork fan too. We eat it at least twice a week.

Anonymous said...

We eat pork a lot. It is on special often so I always have a supply. Sometimes more than once a week.


Annie Jones said...

Just wanted to let you know I made this for supper yesterday and it was a hit with hubby and me! Our granddaughter didn't care for the gravy (she's picky), so I rinsed it off her chop and she ate the whole chop plain.