Thursday, October 21, 2010

One Pan, pork chops and scalloped potatoes

Just like Mom made.....

There are some dishes from your childhood that never leave your " I would sure like some of that tonight", favorite foods request list. This is one of those. True and real home cooking. Home cooking is usually a process that used what was available. That process repeated time after time, becomes a recipe. I am sure I watched Mom make this many many times. It was an easy supper, one she could fix and forget, for about an hour, anyway!

Scalloped potatoes and pork chops - a freestyle tutorial.
375 degree oven or you could use your crock pot ( I will nest time!)

4 pork chops
6 potatoes
1 large onion
garlic salt
thyme
1/4 c flour
black pepper
2 can evaporated milk
Parmesan cheese (yep the green shaker stuff)

Brown chops.





Place in a large 11X15 pan, sprinkle with garlic salt and crushed thyme.


Slice 3 of the potatoes, dice 1/2 of the onion.


Cover the chops with the onion, then sliced potatoes.

Season with more garlic salt, crush thyme. Sprinkle with the 1/4 c flour.



Slice and dice remaining vegetables.

Season the top with more garlic salt, thyme and fresh ground pepper.



Pour milk over top, cover with foil, sealing well. Bake for 1 hour.


Remove foil, cover top of potatoes with Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, return pan to oven and continue baking for 30 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Note: there will be some milk in the bottom of the pan, but this is normal. When the chops and most of the potatoes are gone, everything from the bottom of the pan is delicious stirred into any cream soup. 
Serves 4 - 6

Recipe rating:  Oh Yes! (will make again)

As always thanks,
for stopping by. I love having visitors.

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19 comments:

Christy said...

Melynda - dang girl those chops looks good - my kids adore porkchops, I will have to try this out! Meals Mom made are always winners! Can I use cream in place of the evaporated milk? I always have some from the raw milk we get.

Bo said...

Oh this is comfort food...I love scalloped potatoes...Never had had them bake on pork chops.

Pam said...

This looks wonderful! I love how brown you got the chops, I always try for that, but I get impatient.

Melynda said...

Christy, cream is always the correct answer!

Bo, the chops are on the bottom of the pan, simmering in milk. They get pretty tender that way.

Pam, I finally realized I needed to go back to the future and got a cast iron pan. Now I have to be careful or that will over brown, if you know what I mean!

Brenda said...

One dish meals are my very favourite. I'm always looking for new ones. This looks delicious. Perfect for the crock pot!

Sage Trifle said...

That sounds like the way my Mother made scalloped potatoes but she didn't add the pork chops. I am going to be giving this a try soon.

Sheila said...

That looks so good. I've tried oven baked scalloped potatoes before but my potatoes never seemed to cook through. I can't wait to try this one with the different temps. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

Kirby said...

You cant go wrong with pork chops and potatoes together...This sounds great!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

MMMMMMMM This looks spectacular -- I love the home-cooked goodness of scalloped potatoes and can't imagine how scrumptious they taste baked along with the chops! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe with Friday Potluck!

Cheerful said...

wow...looks so yummy! i love porkchops. happy weekend! :)

Pegasuslegend said...

this looks amazing love it!

Miz Helen said...

Melynda,
Your pork chops look great. I just love the combination of pork chops potatoes and onions. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

e-Mom said...

Looks tasty!!! Happy weekend.

Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap said...

This looks great! I have a similar recipe but never used the evaporated milk before. YUM!

Melynda said...

Brenda, I think the crock pot would work very well with this dish. I am going to try the next batch in mine.

Rocquie, thanks for stopping, do give this a try. This also works well with leftover ham.

Sheila, potatoes are funny. Sometimes they are dry also. That's the reason for the 2 cans of milk. I would rather have creamy sauce in the bottom of the pan, than dry spuds.

Kirby, your are correct. Pork and potatoes are always delicious!

EKat, the milks for some reason cooks the chops to a moist and tender texture. My favorite, I have been know to cook pork to dry.

cheerful & pegasuslegend, thanks so much for visiting!

Miz Helen, I agree the trio is a happy one.

e-mom & Julie, thanks for visiting.

Everyone, I appreciate your visits, thanks so much!

Alea said...

Mmmm, comfort food! This looks delicious - Like it would just hit the spot! Two of my favorites from my childhood are porkchops with mustard sauce and scallopped potatoes, so I bet I would love this.

Bonnie said...

Mmmm...Comfort food at it's best. I've never had pork with scalloped potatoes. I bet that milk really helps tenderize those chops.

Lisa said...

One pan? Yes, I love no mess, no fuss meals that still wow the tastebuds.

Kim said...

This dish looks great! I have to ask, is that a Rachael Ray iron skillet? I ask because I have one on order that looks just like that one. The first thing I want to cook in it is pork chops like my Dad did when I was a kid. There is nothing like an iron skillet for crispy pork chops.