Wacky Ingredients but oh so good Pork Chops with Savory and Tangy GravyFrom divaliscious 8 years ago
- 4 pork chops (1 or more per person depending upon hunger-meter and size of pork chop)(Can be bone in, or boneless pork chops) shopping list
- kosher salt and Fresh Cracked ground pepper shopping list
- 3/4 cup flour shopping list
- For Sauce: here goes anything wacky in your fridge shopping list
- 5 tablespoons ketchup shopping list
- 5 tablespoons grape jelly (yes jelly - can be strawberry or any jelly you have in fridge) shopping list
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce shopping list
- 3 tablespoons mustard shopping list
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard shopping list
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce shopping list
- 3 fresh garlic cloves minced shopping list
- 2 tablespoon herbes de Province shopping list
- (if you don't have herbs de province then add 1/2 teaspoon dried time, 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, 1/4 teaspoon rosemary and up your pepper) shopping list
- 1/2 to 1 cup water shopping list
- 1/2 cup red wine (optional) shopping list
- 2 tablespoons olive oil & 1 tablespoon butter shopping list
- Equipment needed: Deep skillet with lid, 2 bowls: one for sauce and one for mixing up season flour. shopping list
How to make it
- Take pork cops out of fridge, let come to room temperature and sprinkle generously on both sides with salt and ground pepper - set aside for now.
- Take one bowl, add dry mustard and a dash of salt and pepper to 3/4 cup of flour and mix till incorporated. This is to be used to dredge your pork cops in.
- With other bowl, add ketchup, grape jelly, soy sauce, wet mustard, worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and all herbs as listed.
- Add 1/2 cup water to sauce and mix till blended well. It maybe that some of the jelly didn't break down - that's ok, it will while cooking.
- Grab the heavy-duty skillet of yours, turn on the heat to a medium-high beneath the skillet and let get quite hot.
- While skillet is getting hot, grab those pork chops and dredge in seasoned flour, shake off excess.
- Put olive oil in skillet first, then add butter. If pan is ready, place pork chops into skillet.
- Do not move, (no, not you, the pork chops of course, let them get caramelized on one side - it may take up to five minutes)
- Turn pork chops over and let them brown for three minutes.
- Take 1/2 cup of wine and carefully pour into skillet to deglaze. If not using the red wine (or instead simply drinking it, just skip this step and go to next - no one will know)
- Then add sauce from bowl directly into skillet, turn down the heat from under skillet to be on low heat and let simmer at least 45 minutes
- Put lid on skillet while your dish simmers. This dish only gets better as the more time you simmer the dish, the more tender your pork will be. I usually let it simmer for 1.5 hours.
- When ready, serve over egg noodles (1st choice) or penne (2nd choice) or rice. Reserve sauce for when you may reheat dish for the next day - delicioso!
The Cookdivaliscious Dutchess County, NY
The Rating15 people
Awesome, even the kids liked it.pateryalsa in Madison loved it
OMG! OMG! OMG! Need I say more!!! But I will...the pork chops were so tender and the gravy had such a rich dark color and flavor! It was earthy and smokey and slightly sweet!
This gravy is to die for...perfect with noodles to soak up the sauce, ...morelilliancooks in Long Island loved it
This was very good. I didn't have grape jelly so I used strawberry. Even my "I never eat Pork" son ate two fat chops and wanted his grandma's leftovers. (EWWWW) I can't wait to make it again with Grape jelly.nouseforaname in Lakeside loved it