Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pork Chops and Mushroom Soup Gravy

This is another of my favorite meals to fix. It is also another dish that my grandmother fixed when she had company for dinner. I have fixed it for Denise and family when I've gone to visit. It is very easy to fix. I buy Rib Pork Chops. I put some olive oil in my 12" non-stick fry pan, dust the chops with flour and brown them on both sides. I season them with Lawry's Seasoned Salt and McCormick's California Style Garlic & Pepper. After the chops are browned, I remove them from the pan and drain off the oil, then put the chops back in the pan. I mix the soup in a bowl and add some water to it. I fill the soup can about 3/4 full with water. After I've mixed the soup so there are no lumps in it, I add it to the pan with the chops. I'll add a little more seasoning to the soup mixture. Then I put a lid on the pan, turn the flame down low and let the chops simmer for about an hour or so. Tonight these cooked for about an hour and 15 minutes. After about 3o to 40 minutes, I'll turn the chops over and make sure the gravy hasn't been reduced too much. If necessary, I will add a little more water. The soup will thicken a little so it's more a gravy consistency. When the chops are tender they are done. The meat should be like falling off the bone.

Then serve it with rice, making sure to put some of the gravy over the chops and rice and a fresh vegetable or whatever else you want. We had fresh steamed broccoli tonight. It is so good (ONO - Hawaiian style) and we both clean our plates.

I wanted to add a couple of pictures of my grandmother. I found a couple the other night when I was looking for something else in my pictures on my computer. However, Blogger would not upload them. It kept giving me an error message, probably because the pictures I have were taken many, many years ago and probably not in a format that Blogger will recognize. So, I'm a little bummed. I can't help thinking about her every time I fix these pork chops or the baked chicken that I posted last week. One of these days I'll write about her. She was a classy lady, at least I thought so!

1 comment:

  1. Next time it's my turn to cook, this is what I'm gonna make. I would've loved to see pictures of your grandma.