Fried Pork Chops With Brown Milk Gravy

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the way we cooked pork chops in my younger days down south. It is NOT a recipe for those beautiful thick chops that need tender care. It IS a recipe for quick, tasty meat with good old down home taste, and gnawing on the bone if you never make it to the gravy. Bone-in chops add a lot more flavor and they taste great with mashed potatoes. For those who grew up with brown gravy made with water, just substitute water for the milk/cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim excess fat from chops. Season chops with seasoned salt or salt and pepper.
  2. Mix flour with 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, dry mustard, pepper and paprika. Adjust seasonings as needed. If making gravy, remove 2 tablespoons seasoned flour and set aside for gravy to prevent lumps. Coat chops with remaining flour mixture.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and oil in skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  4. If NOT making gravy, brown chops on both sides until done. Drain on paper towels, then serve.
  5. If making gravy, add floured chops to pan and brown on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove chops to drain on paper towels, then cover and keep warm.
  6. Reduce heat to medium. Check pan to make sure you have 2 tablespoons of drippings; if not, add butter or oil as needed.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons reserved flour to make the roux. Stir until smooth and dark brown.
  8. Lower heat and gradually add milk, stirring constantly until temperature reduces. Then stir frequently until gravy reaches desired consistency. Check seasonings and adjust as needed.
  9. Return chops to pan and simmer in gravy until hot and tender or, if chops are done and you prefer, just ladle gravy on top and serve.
Most Helpful

Simple, but perfect. I didn't change anything and put in front of my darlin husband so he could devour. Gravy good and also perfect. Thanks for posting such a friendly and filling recipe!
Made for Down Home on the Farm Tag Photo Game 2012

Andi of Longmeadow Farm May 03, 2012

This was simple, very tasty and just good old Southern fried cooking.

Troy38 January 10, 2009

Very good! I sent my husband for pork chops and he came home with boneless country style ribs but it worked, I used my electric frying pan and we really enjoyed this meal. My gravy was brown and beautiful!

~Robyn~ January 03, 2009