Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
From Food Network Magazine - a wonderful Southern comfort meal.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds, cut 3/4 inch thick)
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 red onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 3⁄4 cup quick-cooking grits
- 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 teaspoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (plus more for topping)
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with 1/2 teaspoons salt and a few grinds of pepper; cook until browned, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- Add the red onions to the skillet and season with salt. Cook, stirring until lightly browned, 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium; stir in the flour and cook, stirring 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bay leaf. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the vinegar, then return pork to the skillet to heat through.
- Meanwhile, bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the grits and 1/2 teaspoons salt. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, until thickened, 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese.
- Remove the pork from the skillet; discard the bay leaf and stir the parsley in the pan sauce. Serve the pork with the grits. Top with the pan sauce and garnish with more parsley.
I'm basing my review solely on the chops and flavor. I had 4 pork chops thawed in my fridge, and was looking for a quick recipe to whip up tonight. I used 2 of the chops to make a citrus marinated chop recipe (for another night), and I used the other 2 chops to make this recipe tonight. I have to say, this was a great way to make chops. They turned out very moist and tender (for being made in a skillet). I browned them for approx 4 mins per side. I tented them on a platter with foil and then sauteed the onion for about 7 mins. I continued the rest of the recipe as directed (heating chops about 5 mins in gravy). I can say that I was not thrilled with the Quick Grits ("Quaker" 5-minute White Hominy Grits), NO fault of the recipe, but I think next time I would make cheesy mashed potatoes or rice. (Just my opinion). Thanks for posting. (Made for PRMR)