Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Smothered pork chop and chicken recipes are all over the South. This one came from the Neeley's Celebration cookbook. I think the buttermilk is what makes this my favorite. I kind of adapted the original recipe a little bit to fit my family's tastes.
- 4 pork chops
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1⁄4 cup peanut oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 3 teaspoons hot sauce
- Pat the porkchops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
- Combine the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne and paprika.
- Dredge the chops in flour mixture on both sides until lightly coated.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and coat with the peanut oil.
- When oil is hot, slip in chops and fry on each side, about five minutes per side, until golden brown.
- Remove chops from pan and set aside.
- Add onions to pan and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add three tablespoons of the seasoned flour left over from dredging the chops to the skillet and stir with a wooden spoon until it makes a paste.
- Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, making sure there are no lumps.
- Turn up the heat and allow the chicken broth to reduce and thicken occasionally stirring.
- Once the sauce coats the back of your wooden spoon, pour in the buttermilk.
- Add hot sauce and stir to combine.
- Return the chops to the skillet and simmer for 15 more minutes until the chops are cooked through.
This recipe is delicious. I tasted the sauce as I added the chicken broth and stopped with a little left in a 14 oz. can because I liked the flavor as it was and also did the same with the buttermilk leaving some in the measuring cup when I felt it tasted perfect for me. I didn't have buttermilk on hand so I made my own using milk and white vinegar. Don't skimp on the onions since they cook down. I only used a few drops of hot sauce because the sauce was hot enough for me with the cayenne flour. This is a recipe that would be great to increase and make ahead for a party then heat it in a serving dish. I made red skinned potatoes as a side and the sauce was excellent over them too.
The family loved it! First time making smothered pork chops & this was a great place to start.
THIS WAS THE NASTIEST TASTING THING I EVER TRIED. I ended up rinsing the foul tasting buttermilk sauce off the pork chops and salvaged it by finding a packet of gravy in the cupboard behind the spices.