Smothered Pork Chops
- 1 cup flour
- 2 Tbsp onion powder
- 2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp red pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 thin pork chops
- 2 Tbsp bacon fat
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups buttermilk
Chopped fresh parsley or green onions, for garnish, optional
Mix together flour, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper, salt, and black pepper in a pie plate. Coat pork chops in flour mixture; shaking off the excess.
Over medium heat in cast iron skillet, melt bacon fat and oil together well. Gently lay pork chops in skillet; fry about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Remove pork chops from skillet.
Mix ½ cup flour mixture and buttermilk together well; pour into skillet, stir into hot fat; bring gravy to boil then reduce heat to simmer until nice and thick, stirring often.
Return pork chops to skillet; cover with gravy. Simmer for 5 minutes or so until pork chops are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with chopped parsley or green onions if using, before serving.
Variation: May sauté onions and or mushrooms with pork chops and add to gravy mixture.