My aunt Lona used to make breaded pork chops and that’s when I learned to love them. My mother always stuck them on top of a casserole of scalloped potatoes and they were dry and awful I thought. But aunt Lona’s pork chops were succulent wonders.
I came rather late to milk gravy but have learned that it is a lovely accompaniment to this dish.
So do give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
- 4 pork chops
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- a good half sleeve of regular soda crackers
- 1/4 c of bacon grease (if you save it) or butter
- 1/4 c flour
- 1 1/2 c of milk
- salt and pepper
- Pat dry the pork chops and salt and pepper them on both sides
- Dip in the lightly beaten egg to coat. If you wish to add chopped oregano, rosemary or thyme to the egg, that would be great too. fresh or dried. About a tsp. dried, or a tbsp fresh
- Then place in the crackers which you have ground to a rough crumb (I put them in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin. You can also use a food processor (or horror of horrors pay a company to do it for you and buy them already done)
- Press the chop down lightly, turn and press harder, heaping up the crackers over the top until nicely coated. When all 4 are done, place in a skillet with bacon grease and fry until browned well, on medium high heat. Turn and brown the other side. Remove to a baking sheet with a cooling rack on top. Place in a 400° oven for about 30 minutes to finish cooking through.
- Meanwhile, scrape up the bits from he bottom of the skillet, add the flour and stir until flour is incorporated and let it cook for a minute or two. Then add the milk (you can warm it a bit in the microwave if you wish). Whisk until it starts to boil and thickens. (you can also add chopped parsley to this if you wish, or finely chopped scallions. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve as a gravy along with the pork chops.
Notes: Vary the herbs as to your liking or omit if you want to the “old-fashioned” recipe. This serves nicely with mashed potatoes or boiled, and a side of corn or green beans.
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