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June 09, 2006

Pork Chops With Herbed Cream Sauce

I made this for dinner tonight, and it turned out so well that I'm posting it here to share and keep for future reference. I served this with yellow crookneck squash and onions sauteed together in olive oil, and red potatoes and leeks drizzled with olive oil and broiled in the oven. The family loved it, and we had no leftovers. The recipe is a spin-off from a Betty Crocker one that I bought when I was in 6th grade.

Pork Chops With Herbed Cream Sauce

4 pork chops
2 TBSP of butter/margarine
1 carrot, chopped fine
6 mushrooms, chopped fine
3 teaspoons flour
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp beef boullion
1/2 TBSP dried parsley
1 cup milk
1 capful brandy/water

Cup each pork chop in half.*

Melt 1 TBSP of butter in a skillet. Salt and pepper the chops. Cook them over medium heat for about five minutes. Turn chops and add the other TBSP of butter, carrots, and mushrooms. Stir the veggies around the chops occasionally, but let the chops cook and get browned. When chops are no longer pink (5-7 more minutes) remove from pan and set aside. To the drippings and veggies, stir in herbs. If you use fresh herbs, double the amount listed above. Stir in flour and boullion. Add milk all at once. Stir and cook until bubbly and thickened. Stir in brandy. Add pork chops back to skillet, and heat thoroughly. Serve chops with sauce spooned over them.

This is a recipe I would make for guests, too. As long as they weren't vegetarian or kosher.

*There are six people in our family, so this ends up being two pieces for Dad, one piece for Mom and each boy, and an extra piece for whoever needs seconds. With boneless, skinless chicken breasts, I either cut them in thirds or halves--depending on the size. This both encourages eating more veggies and helping the meat go further. When the boys are bigger, I assume I'll need to increase the amount of meat I buy for each meal. However, I plan to contine making the portions smaller and then encouraging those who are still hungry to have seconds, instead of serving the size that is sold at the grocery store.


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Mmmmm. Sounds delish. Copying and Pasting. . .

Posted by: Kim from Hiraeth at June 10, 2006 05:59 PM

YUMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! I tried these back in June when you first posted them. Just made them again a 2nd time, and still yummy! Definitely one of our family regulars now! Thank you so much!

Posted by: Tulip at August 22, 2006 06:48 PM

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