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Obie's Smothered Pork Chops

Obie's Smothered Pork Chops created by Glutton

From the cookbook, "Harlem Really Cooks" by the late Harlem historian and gourmand Sandra Lawrence. "Obie" was a friend of hers who owned a nightclub/restaurant and smothered chops were one of the many specialties made there. The use of pancake mix in lieu of plain flour gives this dish a slight sweetness along with the sugar as well. The only change I made was the addition of mushrooms to the gravy. Serve with recipe #299114 - I hope you like it. And please, do buy the book. *Note: If you don't eat pork for religious or health reasons, turkey chops are a fine substitute.

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  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse chops, then pat them dry. Sprinkle with spices mentioned above. Then dredge into pancake mix.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chops into the skillet. Brown the chops on both sides. Remove from the skillet and place in a roasting pan.
  • In the skillet, now saute the onions and mushrooms with the salt, pepper and sugar until slightly browned.
  • Stir in the flour until absorbed. Gradually add the boiling water, stirring constantly, until the gravy thickens and boils.
  • Place chops in the pan; cover tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour and twenty minutes; the chops and gravy should be a rich golden brown.
  • Place chops on a serving platter; either place gravy on top, or strain through sieve and put gravy in a gravy boat; skim fat off top and serve.
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"From the cookbook, "Harlem Really Cooks" by the late Harlem historian and gourmand Sandra Lawrence. "Obie" was a friend of hers who owned a nightclub/restaurant and smothered chops were one of the many specialties made there. The use of pancake mix in lieu of plain flour gives this dish a slight sweetness along with the sugar as well. The only change I made was the addition of mushrooms to the gravy. Serve with recipe #299114 - I hope you like it. And please, do buy the book. *Note: If you don't eat pork for religious or health reasons, turkey chops are a fine substitute."
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  1. diywannabegirl
    I made this recipe for the first time last night. The directions were easy and simple to follow. I was AMAZED at how tender these were. I normally do not eat pork chops. This meat was so tender and flavorful. Had I not made this myself I would not have known this was pork. The only thing I would change is the gravy. Mine was super thick. Maybe next time I will use less flour. Hands down I would recommend this recipe!!!!!!!!!
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  2. halleha
    This recipe appeared years ago in a newspaper. Misplaced it in a move and I just spent hours searching for it online. This is without a doubt the BEST recipe for smothered pork chops thank you
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