My younger son, Luke, had a really early soccer game last weekend, so we decided that we’d go out to eat breakfast after the game instead of trying to scrape something together in the wee (still dark!) hours of Saturday morning.
After the game (they tied: 2-2), we went to a popular local eatery known for their hearty breakfasts.
I ordered country potatoes with scrambled eggs. Luke ordered pigs in a blanket, my sweetie ordered all kinds of breakfast meats and potatoes, and Curt ordered smothered pork chops.
Pork chops? For breakfast?
“I ordered off the dinner menu, Mom,” Curt explained. “I just felt like something different.”
Hey, whatever works. If you can have breakfast for dinner (which we do, frequently), I guess he can have dinner for breakfast, too.
His pork chops looked amazing.
I think they were something like the recipe below. It would be a great time to try to duplicate the recipe, as pork chops are on sale this week at Brookshire’s.
Smothered Pork Chops
4 thick-cut pork chops
3 Tbs butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup milk
1 cup mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 Tbs oregano
1 Tbs thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350° F.In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine butter, garlic, mushrooms, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.
Once butter has melted, add your pork chops and seer on each side for 1 to 2 minutes until golden-brown.Once both sides of the pork chops are golden-brown, place in oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until centers are no longer pink. (Time may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of your pork chops.)
Remove skillet from oven and remove your pork chops; set them aside to rest.Whisk flour and milk into your pan with the remaining liquids after removing the pork chops. Whisk until all lumps are removed. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.Serve over the top of pork chops.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 384, Calories from Fat: 262, Fat: 29 g (13 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 93 mg, Sodium: 127 mg, Potassium: 392 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 20 g
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