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Smothered Pork Chops

This rich sauce gets its velvety consistency from a flour roux, chicken stock, and a touch of half-and-half.

Oxmoor House OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1/3 cup sauce)
  • Total:53 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 cup half-and-half, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Preparation

1. Combine 1/2 cup flour and pepper in a shallow bowl or dish. Place panko in a second shallow bowl or dish. Combine 1/2 cup half-and-half and egg in a third shallow bowl or dish; stir with a whisk.

2. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt. Dredge 1 pork chop in flour mixture. Dip in egg mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining pork chops, flour mixture, egg mixture, and breadcrumb mixture. Cover and chill 15 minutes.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chops to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove chops from pan; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Turn chops over; return to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; keep warm.

4. Heat butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 1 minute. Add mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add wine to pan; cook until liquid almost evaporates, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Combine 1/2 teaspoon flour and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add to cooking liquid in pan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add stock; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1 1/4 cups (about 6 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup half-and-half. Cook 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and chives. Serve sauce with pork chops.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 399
  • Fat: 20.5g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 28.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.1g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 402mg
  • Calcium: 84mg
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