Friday, September 10, 2010

Fried Pork Chops with Gravy

Note:   Little Guy is reading the entire Little House on the Prairie series which means he has become interested in the foods that they mention in the books.     We are making things that we find in the books as he finds them.    Pa needed a "stick to your ribs" when he came in from the fields.     Fried pork chops with gravy would have filled his big appetite.

Fried Pork Chops with Gravy

1  cup  all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  Cajun seasoning
1/4  teaspoon  garlic powder
1/4  teaspoon  pepper
8  (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops
1  cup  nonfat buttermilk
Vegetable cooking spray
3  tablespoons  vegetable oil
1  cup  fat-free milk
1/4  teaspoon  salt
Garnish: coarse ground pepper

Reserve 2 tablespoons flour, and set aside. Place remaining flour in a shallow dish.  Combine Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Rub pork chops evenly on both sides with seasoning mixture.
Dip pork in buttermilk; dredge in flour. Lightly coat both sides of pork with cooking spray.
Cook pork, in batches, in hot oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.  Add reserved 2 tablespoons flour to pan drippings in skillet; stir in milk and salt, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Serve immediately with pork. Garnish, if desired.


HEATHER said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I have pork chops in my fridge and was going to bake them for dinner and I'm getting a little tired of them fixed that way. ;-) This is such a basic recipe that I guess I had just forgotten about it! ;-)
I'm so impressed that your little man loves to cook. Your boys are so great, and it is a real testament to your abilities as a great mom!

Wills Kitchen said...

Yum we love fried pork chops but have not fixed any in a long time. We used to get CS’s at lunch when we lived in town. Looks like it will be on the menu as its getting a little cooler.