on Pinterest not long ago and thought it seemed like a good recipe to try. Gravy, potatoes, meat, and all in one dish. Perfect.
Finally this week, I gave it a try.
And it was delicious.
Like really good.
I wanted to eat it all.
Even my picky little eaters chowed down on it.
We will be having this again...
(Note: I followed the original recipe fairly closely though I changed things up just slightly...)
4 Thick boneless porkchops (I used 5 and some did have bones...)
2 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp oil for frying pork chops
5 potatoes, sliced thin (honestly, I think three would have been enough...I sliced pretty thin)
1 stick of butter (I used unsalted)
1/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream (I was actually out so I used an additional 3/4 cup milk and an extra 1/4 cup butter which is a substitute for heavy cream according to my research)
1 envelope onion soup (I usually use a homemade version but I actually had a Lipton's version I used this time)
1 medium onion chopped (or pureed if you leave them in the food processor too long...)
1 cup (more or less to taste) mushrooms. I used just a few. I love mushrooms. Most people I live with don't and they did complain about the few I used...
2 Tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 350.
The original recipe has you start the pork chops first, but I started the gravy first to make sure it thickened.
To make the gravy: In a saucepan, melt the stick of butter. Add in 1/4 cup flour. Stir in the milk and heavy cream. Stir often. When it has thickened, add in the onion soup mix. I then removed it from the heat.
While I was waiting for the gravy to thicken, I worked on the pork chops.
Add some oil to a skillet.
Mix the egg and 2 Tbsp milk in a shallow bowl, and place the 1/2 cup flour with salt and pepper to taste in another bowl.
Dip each pork chop in the egg mixture then the flour mixture.
Add to skillet, browning each side for a few minutes.
Once the pork chops were ready, I started assembling...
Place the browned pork chops in the bottom of a large casserole dish or Dutch oven.
Add layer of mushrooms/onions (if desired).
Layer sliced potatoes on top.
Then pour the gravy over the top. (This is out of order from the original recipe)
Bake for about an hour and a half. About thirty minutes into it, I did cover the casseroled dish with aluminum foil)
We ate ours with carrots/Ranch and leftover yeast rolls.