Crisp and savory pork chops pair perfectly with creamy gravy made of pan drippings. Pork Chops with Pan Gravy is weeknight ready!
Hello my lovelies!
Sorry I unexpectedly posted just once last week. I had another dish planned which I made and photographed. But as I was tasting it I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it. It tasted ok, but wasn’t something I might want again. I was tempted to just post the recipe because someone out there might like it, but then I decided that it wasn’t really a meal I wanted to stand behind. I know people personally who make the food I post, and I just couldn’t feel good about the dish I put out.
So, as frustrating as it is, I had to scrap it. I really hate when that happens. It’s a waste of time and a waste of food. But at least now I’ve learned more from it and can feel good in the integrity of what I create.
Which brings me to wondering how I can do more for my blog. My struggle is that I have too much grabbing for my attention right now. Mostly, my wedding. The wedding is less than 2 months away now, and I really want to enjoy this time without stressing out every weekend about getting two posts done plus all my wedding tasks for the week.
So instead of focusing on straight work, I need to figure out how to work smarter, not harder. Making each post work more for me. Creating sustainable growth.
It is my dream to make this blog my sole source of income. But right now, I am far from that goal. I have been feeling like I need to redirect some of my focus into growing my brand and not just my number of posts. Any bloggers out there have any tips on what worked for them?
I’ll still be posting, but until I figure this out it might be a bit more sporadic. At least until the wedding is over.
Ok, now that I’m done my little self-reflection, let’s talk Pork Chops with Pan Gravy.
I love pork and truly believe it is an underutilized ingredient. We all know chicken and ground beef like the back of our hands, but how often are we really having pork?
It is just as easy to make, just as versatile, and can be pretty affordable depending on the cuts you get.
To use pork more I’ve crafted up a definite blog worthy recipe- Pork Chops with Pan Gravy.
As opposed to my classic schnitzel which has minimal seasoning, I wanted to amp this one up a little. Adding seasoning salt, onion powder, and other spices give the pork chops more spice on their own. Then, making gravy out of drippings in the pan is pretty much the best thing ever. Every gravy needs a little authentic grease in it.
Let’s nix a chicken dinner this week so we can make these pork chops again. I love serving mine with boiled potatoes =)
Enjoy and happy cooking!
- 2 tsp seasoning salt
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbs milk
- 8 thin pork chops, trimmed of excess fat
- 3 tbs unsalted butter
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1½ cups beef broth
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbs cornstarch
- 3 tbs water
- In a small bowl mix together seasoning salt, onion powder, paprika, black pepper and flour. Pour flour onto a sheet of aluminum foil. On another piece of foil pour breadcrumbs. Fold up sides of foil so filling does not pour out. Finally, combine egg and milk in a wide dish. Dip each pork chop (on both sides) first in flour, then egg, and finally breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess after each step. Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of butter and half of oil to pan. Once the butter is melted, lay 4 pork chops in the pan in a single layer. Cook two minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove pork chops from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to cool. Add remaining butter and oil to pan. Once butter is melted, add in remaining pork chops and cook and allow to cool on a separate dish.Cover the pork chops loosely with foil.
- Turn heat on pan to low and whisk in beef broth, being sure to scrap up burnt on bits in the bottom of the pan. Increase heat to medium.
- In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water. Pour into gravy and whisk constantly until gravy has thickened.
- Once thickened. serve pork chops warm with gravy on the side.
More delicious pork dinners!