Granny's Smothered Southern Style Pork Chops

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

It has been passed down from generation to generation. I cook it for guests and they love it every time. I hope you will love this recipe. These pork chops will melt in your mouth--you can eat this with or without dentures! Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the 8 pork chops with the seasoned salt and ground pepper; flour the pork chops on both sides.
  2. In large iron skillet, heat up shorting until very hot. Reduce heat to medium. Place prepared pork chops into skillet and fry until a dark golden brown on both sides.
  3. Drain all grease from skillet except one tablespoon. Add 4 cups of warm water; cover with lid and simmer until a thick gravy forms. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I chopped up about 1/2 of a medium onion and added it to the oil that I browned the chops in. I then made a basic roux using the oil and adding flour, salt & pepper. I poured hot water into the roux while whisking. I put the chops back into the pan, making sure the liquid completely covered the chops. I put a lid on it and put it into a 375° oven and baked it for about 1/12 hours. The pork chops were falling apart tender and the gravy was yummy served over rice. This recipe is a definite keeper and I'll certainly use it again.

Julie in TX November 14, 2011

my husband loved this, as did the rest of the family. we are glutons - and really like our gravy - so i combined the 4 cups of water with about 1/2 cup of the leftover seasoned flour (to make a slurry) and proceeded with the recipe as written.

JanetSmith154 May 22, 2008

loved it had alot of flavor but, I didnt do tooo good on the gravy ended up adding some cornstarch to thicken up the water. My husband moved it up on the "If you make" list.

Dawn_6815 November 12, 2007