Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday's Take-Out

I'm not sure what the deal is but I've been craving comfort food, I mean good ol' greasy home-style meals like nobody's business lately!! (Well, actually I can probably pinpoint the reason - boys, now is the time to skip ahead to the next paragraph - It's a certain time of the month, but that's TMI, really, now isn't it?) 

Anyhow, found this gem of a recipe on Pinterest and knew for sure THIS would quiet my nagging cravings after seeing it was none other than a Paula Deen recipe. I was saved! It was a little more involved than I like some of my meals to be, since I'm a busy working mom, but it was worth every second I spent in preparation. Every single one of my kiddos ate these and licked the plate clean! One even went back for seconds. 
Thanks, Paula. I owe you one. 
Well, this recipe probably added a few more than a pound or two to my waist line, so perhaps, you owe me?  

Farmer's Pork Chops
Via: Paula Deen 


  • 8 Smithfield Boneless Pork Chops, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Paula Deen’s Seasoned Salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Paula Deen’s white sauce (see below)

Paula Deen’s White Sauce
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or chives (optional)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Peel potatoes; slice 1/4 inch thick and cover with cold water.

Slice onion into very thin slices, and then cut the slices in half. Drain potatoes; layer half the potatoes in a well-greased 15x10 inch casserole dish. Scatter half of the onion slices on top of potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Repeat with remaining potatoes and onions. Cover potatoes with white sauce.

 Cover casserole dish with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes on high or bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

Sprinkled seasoned salt on pork chops and dredge chops in flour mixture. Lightly brown chops in vegetable oil. Do not cook them completely.

As chops are removed from frying pan, lay them on top of potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes.

 The juices from the pork chops will drip down into the potatoes. Delicious!

Paula Deen’s White Sauce :

Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour; add salt and pepper. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly. Add milk, 1 cup at a time. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 1 to 2 minutes, then let stand at least 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in parsley or chives, if desired.

We served ours with corn and sweet carrots. It was SOOOOO good!!!
If you try it, I'd love to know what you thought of it.


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