Recipe by Pamela Newland
"Caramelized onions give the flavor to these easy to make pork chops - yummy! Great with parsley potatoes!"
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4 (4 ounce)
pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
ground black pepper
onion, cut into strips
My grandchildren always ask for this when they visit. I did adjust just one part and it may help someone else. After the pork chops are tender, remove to a heated plate. Leave the cover off the pan and sprinkle the onions with a little white sugar. The water will evaporate quickly and the onions will carmalize beautifully. Serve them on top of the chops and then make gravey in the same pan.
Although I followed previous reviewers' suggestions to decrease the salt and pepper (I decreased the seasoning salt to 2 tsp. and decreased the pepper to 1 tsp.), it was still very salty and peppery for both my husband and myself. Otherwise I think it would have been a tasty dinner, but unfortunately the the saltiness and overwhelming pepper bite ruined it. I uncovered the pan in Step 3 as others suggested.
Delicious! BUT, I think the second simmer is meant to be uncovered so the liquid can evaporate and onions camelize. About 10 minutes before they were done I had to boil down the liquid. I will definitely make these again, but I will uncover the skillet for the second simmer.
I received this wonderful recipe today in my Allrecipes.com daily recipe e-mail. Luckily, I had everything I needed on hand.
It had just started cooking and my husband came into the kitchen to see what smelled so delicious!
I used a skillet with a top that allows steam to escape (from Cook's Essentials line on QVC - wonderful products.
I added garlic (early on) and mushrooms (at very end) like others here had suggested. I also added extra onion and would suggest a minimum of 2 - could be more if you like onions.
The chops cooked so well with the steam able to "escape", that I did not have to leave the lid off at any time.
End result???? An absolute winner!!!! I would use for company....... They were soooo good - this is the first I've taken the time to write a review.
This was very good!!! My boyfriend is not a big fan of pork chops but he loved this. I browned the chops first, removed them from the pan, added the onions and a teaspoon of sugar. I carmalized the onions than added back the chops and used 1 cup of beef broth in place of the water. Excellent, will make again and again.
Removed the pork chops and carmelized onion and added a bit of beef boullion to the water, plus some cornstarch, and brought it to a boil - thickened up nicely and made a great sauce to drizzle over the chops. Used salt & red pepper to coat chops and season onions. This one's a keeper!
Soooo easy and so delicious. My husband, who says he doesn't like pork chops, really loved this dish. I followed the advice of other reviewers and used a little more onion (1 and 1/2 onions)as well as the advice to remove the chops after 40 minutes and then carmalizing the onions with a bit of sugar. I turned the heat up to speed up the carmalization. I will be using this recipe often and may try different herbs with it and also will try the suggestion of apple juice in place of water. I love recipes that are easy to try variations. I use many great recipes from this site and this one is a big winner with me.
what a nice change from oven baked pork chops! i tood the advice from many of the reviewers and doubled the onion and used chicken broth instead of water. in addition i added some sliced red peppers for flavor and color. i also took the advice of taking the chops out of the pan after they have seared and returning them after the onions had carmelized.
my husband and my father both loved this dish.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Caramelized Onion Pork Chops
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 102
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