Farmer's Pork Chops

"This is a Paula Deen recipe which has become a favorite in our house. It is a hearty, comfort-food type of meal. The white sauce and potatoes are absolutely delicious. It takes a bit of time to prepare but the results are well worth it! I also like to serve this with a steamed vegetable and/or salad. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Peel potatoes, slice 1/4 inch thick and cover with cold water.
  • Slice onion into very thin slices. Cut slices in half.
  • Make The White Sauce:

  • Melt butter; remove from heat.
  • Stir in flour and add salt and pepper.
  • Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly.
  • Add milk, 1 cup at a time.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 1 to 2 minutes, then let stand at least 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley or chives, if desired.
  • Drain potatoes.
  • Layer half the potatoes in a well-greased 15 x 10 inch casserole dish(I use 9 x 13 and it's fine).
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Scatter half of onion slices on top of potatoes.
  • Repeat with remaining potatoes and onions.
  • Cover potatoes with white sauce.
  • Cover casserole dish with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes on high OR bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Mix together flour and seasoned salt and dredge pork chops in flour mixture.
  • Lightly brown chops in vegetable oil. *Do not cook them completely*.
  • As chops are removed from frying pan, lay them on top of the potatoes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes.
  • The juices from the pork chops will drip down into the potatoes and taste oh-so-yummy!

Questions & Replies

  1. Would it be possible to adapt this to the slow cooker?What would you change?
  2. Could this be assembled the day before then stored in the fridge and cook the next day?


  1. We absolutely loved this recipe. I added a lot more cajun seasoning than the recipe called for but that's the way we like our food. DH wanted the chops very brown, but unfortunately when you do that it overcooks the chops after baking it in the oven. I'll have to change up the cooking process a bit in order not to overcook the chops. I only used 4 chops and had leftover potatoes but we just served the potatoes as a side dish for the next two meals. I will probably add some minced garlic to the potatoes next time. But all in all an excellent dish.
  2. The pork chops gave the potatoes a great flavor. I only used 2 chops, for just the two of us, (about 3/4" thick, browned for 5 minutes per side), but cut the rest of the recipe exactly in half. After reading reviews, I: Layered the potatoes and onions, added seasoning salt, half the sauce, then repeated. I microwaved the potatoes 10 minutes, then baked the whole dish for 30 minutes. Delicious! The meat was tender and moist, the potatoes we perfect. This recipe is going into my regular rotation, LIG. Your recipes are always so good! We both loved this dish! Served it with a layered salad. Hubby was in heaven!
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  3. This is a bit of work to put together but very worthwhile I did cut the recipe in half for the potatoes and only used 2 pork chops.
  4. I first made this recipe on August 28th.,2007.And I have to tell you, it is just as good now as it was then.As I did then, the recipe was cut back to just serve two.<br/>Here is my original review:<br/>First I must say that I'm very pleased to be the very first one to review this wonderful recipe.Second,since there was only my SO and I,the recipe was scaled down to feed just us.I cut out the step to cover the sliced potatoes with cold water,I just peeled,sliced and placed them into a baking dish that was sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray.I used a very small vidalia onion,thinly sliced and seperated into rings and placed over the potatoes.I really didn't know what to do with the remaining amount seasoning salt after cut the recipe down, so I just sprinkled it over the chops as I was browning them.Since I had cut the recipe down,I finished baking them for about 30 minutes and that seemed like the perfect amount of time.Served with Recipe#65340 and peas & carrots,made a perfect "comfort meal".This will be a definite repeat at our home.Thank you for posting and "Keep Smiling :)"
  5. Good quick homey food. I microwaved the spuds for 10 min. so that I didn't have to bake the chops so long. Mine are generally done in 30 min. I also scaled the recipe back for 2 as it was just us two for dinner. :)


Hello! I have a wonderful husband and two fantastic kids. I love to read, have fun with family and friends, stay active with: running; soccer; golf; biking; hiking; and gardening. I love to travel. I'm looking forward to more international travel someday. Cooking has become a passion for me. I love to read cookbooks, watch the Food Network, and try new recipes. I have way too many cookbooks! A few of my favorites are: Barefoot Contessa (any - but especially 'Family Style'),Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals 2, Roasting by Barbara Kafka, Beyond Parsley & The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook. I try to carefully choose recipes that I think my family will enjoy, which is why most of my ratings are 3-5 stars. Happy cooking!
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