pork pork pork

pork is my friend these days. it’s cheap and tasty and i think we need more things in life that are both of those things. i had a hankering for mashed potatoes and gravy and needed to use up some meat in the deep freeze and this is what i came up with …

Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

You Need:

salt
pepper
garlic powder
bone in pork chops (not the super thin ones. mine were about 1/2-1 inch thick)
oil
mushrooms, sliced
flour
milk
mashed potatoes
vegetable side dish to round out the meal (i used frozen corn with some of our frozen garden peas steamed, then sauteed in butter/olive oil)

season both sides of your chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. heat some oil in a large pan. sear your pork chops until they’re very brown on both sides. transfer to a baking dish or a foil lined baking sheet. pop them in a preheated 375 degree oven to finish cooking through. meanwhile, evaluate the oily bits leftover in the skillet. if you need to add more, please do so. i had to add another tablespoon or so. heat that up and saute your mushrooms until golden. sprinkle in a Tablespoon or so of flour. let that cook for a moment to cook out the floury taste. slowly pour some milk in and whisk together. stirring often let everything simmer up to a delicious gravy consistency. season with salt and white pepper. i can’t exactly spell out the exact steps for making gravy. mostly because i don’t know. i just do it.

serve your chops with the gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

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erik’s plate (because he really, truly eats that much) and cracker wishing he could get in on the pork chop and gravy action …

cooking music: Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA

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