Smothered Pork Chops

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night?  They were pretty dull.  I watched to see if Homeland would will Best Drama TV Series and to see if Claire Danes would win Best Actress in a TV Drama Series.  It did and she did!  Love that show!

And, of course, I watched to see what everyone was wearing!!

Julie’s Top 5 Best Dressed Actresses at the Golden Globes

5.  Reece Witherspoon

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4.  Kate Beckinsale

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3.  Jessica Alba

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2.  Sarah Hyland

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1.  Claire Danes

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When I’m not busy watching E!, I sometimes cook dinner.

Smothered Pork Chops

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine–Dec 2011

Ingredients:

6 boneless pork chops
Kosher salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons EVOO
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, slice 1/4″ thick
1 cup mushrooms, sliced (I used shiitake mushrooms.)
1 tablespoon thyme
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions:

Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with salt and the Cajun seasoning.  Pour the flour into a shallow dish.  Dredge the pork chops in the flour, coating on both sides.  Tap off any excess flour.  Reserve the remaining flour.

Heat the EVOO in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the pork chops to the heated skillet.  Cook until browned, 2-3 minutes on each side.  Transfer browed pork chops to a plate.

Add the butter, onion, mushrooms, and thyme to the skillet.  Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved flour to the skillet.  Cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.  Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil and cook about 2 minutes.  Add the buttermilk to the skillet, stir.

Return the pork chops to the skillet.  Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cook until the sauce is thickened and the pork chops are cooked, 10-12 minutes.

Serve!