Needed: A fabulous bone-in pork chop recipe, please!
My neighbor butchered his pig and gave us some bone-in pork chops. I am looking to do these babies justice. My family prefers pork not be breaded but other than that, they are easy to please. Do you have any knock out chop pork chop recipes?
Old-school, but oh so good:
Smothered Pork Chops
1 T. Brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1.4 t. pepper
6 3/4" bone-in pork chops
Drippings or oil, whichever you prefer (Bacon drippings lend an awesome flavor)
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
1 med. green pepper, cored, seeded and sliced
1 lemon, sliced and seeded
water or broth
Combine sugar, salt and pepper; rub mixture onto both sides of chops. Coat chops well w/ flour. Fry in 1/4 inch of drippings until browned on both sides; remove from skillet and set aside. Add onion and green pepper to skillet; saute until just tender. return chops to skillet. Add lemon slices and water to come 1/2 " up sides of pan. Cover and simmer over low heat 1-1 1/2 hours or until very tender, adding additional water or broth if necessary. Turn chops to coat with gravy before serving, and make sure you've got mashed potatoes or rice to hand for soaking up the rest of the deliciousness.
How thick are the chops and what type of chops are they? If they are at least one inch thick Rib Chops, then I suggest a recipe that focuses on a type of bread stuffing.....or Italian Style, stuffed with cheese and Prosciutto....pounded thin, then pan fried and oven roasted with a sauce ( Valdostana ).
I love the braised pork chops with sage and tomatoes from marcella hazan's essentials. Google for the recipe if you don't have the book. I recommend adding extra sage. I used this recipe with local pastured pork chops, did not brine, and they were wonderful, not dry at all.