Delicious French Fries and Pork Chops (Or Chicken) Bake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6 -8
    pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons garlic powder (or to taste)
  • seasoning salt (optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 1
    tablespoon oil
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can cream soup, undiluted (your choice cream of mushroom, chicken or celery)
  • 13
    cup half-and-half or 1/3 cup milk
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 14
    cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 12
    cup grated old cheddar cheese
  • 1
    (2 7/8 ounce) can Durkee onions, divided
  • 1
    (24 ounce) package frozen crinkle cut french fries (slightly thawed and chopped into about 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 12
    cups grated cheddar cheese (or to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the pork chops with black pepper and garlic powder on both sides (an a little seasoned salt if desired).
  • In a skillet melt the butter with oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides, then set aside.
  • In a bowl mix together the undiluted soup with half and half cream, sour cream, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese; mix well to combine.
  • Add in the chopped crinkle fries with half a can of Durkee French fried onions; toss lightly to combine.
  • Spread the mixture into the buttered baking dish, then place the browned pork chops on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes or until the pork are tender (cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chops).
  • Remove from the oven sprinkle with about 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese and the remaining half of the dried onions; return to the oven and bake uncovered for about 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melts.
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