"You know that when a recipe has 'smothered' in the name, it's going to be easy. It's a beautiful combination of dark, rich onion gravy covering pan-fried pork chops. Serve over hot cooked rice." — Chef John
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large bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
yellow onion, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups
Have been making these regularly since I found the recipe in Chef John’s cookbook, “Americas Family Favorites: Best of Home Cooking” in 2011. Through my own tinkering, I now substitute Onion and Garlic powder for the Poultry Seasoning. I allow the chops to come to room temp, and lightly sift and pat in a coating of flour on them prior to frying, shaking off any excess. Follow the balance of instructions exactly. The wife and I enjoy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower from AR as a side. Good Stuff!
well when I talk smothered with onions, I feel one onion for 4 large bone in pork chops, 1 onion is not enough, I used 3 onions and adjust the other ingredients, and was delish, now I give mine a 5 star
Made this 2nite as written, bone-in chops are a must for a rich onion gravy. Served over wide egg noodles. Chops were moist & tender. Absolutely Dee-lish! Thanks Chef John, it's a keeper!
This was good, although we found it a bit bland. I used boneless loin chops (what I had in the freezer). Served with crushed potatoes and buttered peas; it was a nice, simple dinner.
I made this recipe tonight and the pork chops turned out tough. I used boneless pork chops and brown them the required time. I should have put them in foil when I took them out of the pan. I don't think they need to cook in the gravy but served them with the gravy over them. The taste was good.
Chef John everything that I've cooked from your recipes have been AWESOME,, Thank You
Made this the other day. Great recipe for chops and one to put in the rotation list. Gravy is Da Bomb! Just make sure to caramelize the onion or don't bother. Also don't over cook your chops. Thanks Chef John. Gingy1
I'm sure that the fact that I used boneless pork chops had something to do with my wanting to add something to it for a little more flavor. Bone-in chops add so much, but I wanted to use what I had. I did add a little Tajin to mine when we ate, but hubby liked these as written. I promise that I'll try this again when I get my usual bone-in chops! The onions were yummy! Thanks (again), Chef!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Smothered Pork Chops
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 225
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