Pan Fried Pork Chops & Roasted Vegetables

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A blizzard hit us last night…and it’s almost the end of February. Just when I thought I was gearing up for spring and looking forward to milling around in the garden, the wind chill dropped to below zero and the sky let go of at least 6 inches of snow. My mind seemed to click right back into winter mode and comfort food. I love the combination of roasted vegetables and fried pork chops. A little gravy to drizzle on the smashed, roasted potatoes and carrots…oh yes, we’re right back into winter comfort food, at least until the snow melts. And remember, as with the preparation of most meals, sipping on red wine while cooking a lovely, wintry meal, is a must!

Roasted Vegetables

Pre-heat oven to 450°

About 6 Red Potatoes, quartered

3/4  Large Sweet Onion, chopped into large pieces

8 Cremini Mushrooms, halved

5 Whole Carrots, roughly chopped on the diagonal

6 Cloves of Garlic, peeled, smashed, and rough chopped

1 1/2 tsp. Thyme Leaves

Olive Oil

Sea Salt & Pepper

Prepare the vegetables and garlic, place on parchment covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with thyme leaves. Drizzle with a good amount of olive oil, but not too much, season with sea salt & pepper. Set aside.

Next, place the chops on a plate, season with sea salt, pepper, and your favorite steak and chop seasoning. I use Chicago Steak & Chop Seasoning. Set aside.

Pork Chop Marinade

1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar

1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce

About 1/2 Tbsp. Rosemary

About 1/2 Tbsp. Sage

5 Cloves of Garlic, smashed and chopped

Chop the garlic, rosemary, and sage.

Place the pork chops, garlic, rosemary, sage, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a zip lock bag, close and massage. Let rest either on your counter or in the refrigerator and place the vegetables in the oven to roast. Roast the veggies for about 45-50 minutes until golden and potatoes and carrots are fork tender. *Begin frying pork chops when there is about 20-30 minutes or so left on the veggies, because you will also need time to make the gravy.

Pan Fried Pork Chops and Gravy

4 Marinated Thick Cut Pork Chops (Mine weren’t as thick as I wanted, so I settled with what they had.)

Olive Oil

About 3 Tbsp. Non-Dairy Butter

About 1/8 Cup Gluten-Free Flour, I used Mama’s All Purpose Almond Flour

Beef Broth

Sea Salt & Pepper To Taste

Fry pork chops until they are golden brown on each side and done to your satisfaction. I like mine medium, you don’t need to cook them to “done” like most people think.

Remove from pan and cover with foil while you make the gravy. Leave all drippings in the pork chop pan and add the butter on medium to medium high heat.

Slowly sprinkle in the flour while whisking. This is what it should look like. Whisk it, dissolving flour completely, before you start adding the beef broth.

Once the flour has been completely whisked in and is bubbly, slowly pour in your beef broth. About 2 cups to begin with,whisking the entire time. Once it thickens, if necessary, add more broth to get the gravy to consistency that you like. Allow to boil (not too high) for a few minutes. This will ensure that you don’t have a grainy texture from the flour. Salt and pepper to your taste. This process only takes about 10 minutes so your pork chops should stay warm.

Remove roasted vegetables from the oven. (I forgot to take a picture…and they looked really good. I’ll blame that on my teenager talking to me and the red wine…Your onions will be slightly singed on the ends, carrots browned and potatoes slightly crispy.) Remove gravy from heat. Plate pork chops and roasted vegetables (I also served a green salad), and gravy. Enjoy!


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3 thoughts on “Pan Fried Pork Chops & Roasted Vegetables

  1. I wish you had a pintrest button so I could keep this recipe. I’m always losing bookmarks in my browser.

    • Hi PharStarr! Thank you for dropping by. Pinterest now has a Pin IT button you can download onto your task bar at the top of your screen. It’s awesome, I use it all the time. I do have a Pinterest page and I’m going to be adding my main dishes to it this weekend. :) I’ve tried to add the Pin It button to my posts but for some reason it isn’t working. Waiting for help though so hopefully it will be resolved soon. ~ April

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