Pork Chops for Jamie

Paula Deen – Fried Pork Chops

Southern cook Paula Deen is known for preparing delicious down-home dishes. This week, Jamie Deen finally gets his pork chop as Paula prepares his favorite meal!

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Fried Pork Chops
serves 6–8)

8 Bone-In Pork Chops
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
4 cups peanut oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup self-rising flour

  • In a large skillet or extra-wide pan, preheat oil to 350°

  • Salt and pepper both sides of all pork chops. Dust with garlic powder. Use a mallet and lightly tenderize the chops. Drizzle the buttermilk over the chops and rubs well on both sides. Dredge chops in flour and shake off any extra flour.

  • Cook half of the chops at a time. (About 3 minute per side.) If chops start curling up, nip the sides with shears.

  • Drain on paper and keep warm in a 200° oven until all are finished.

Pork Chop Gravy

  • Drain the oil from the skillet. (Reserve 2 tbsp.)

  • Over medium heat, add 2 tbsp. flour to the oil and stir to coat. Scrape the bottom of the pot to incorporate all of the brown bits. Add 1 cup beef stock and stir. Add 1/2 cup milk.

  • Cook until thick and reduced slightly.

Creamed Potatoes
serves 6–8)

3 lbs. Medium Red Potatoes (peeled)
1 cup heavy cream (Heated)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 stick butter

  • Boil the potatoes in an 8 quart pot with 3 tbsp. salt until tender. (A paring knife should be able to be inserted and pulled out with no resistance.)

  • Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add the heavy cream.

  • Add 1/2 cup sour cream, salt and pepper to taste.

  • With a hand mixer, blend all ingredients until smooth. Do not over beat!

  • Add 1 stick butter at the end and cover.

  • Stir before serving.

Fresh Butter Beans
serves 6–8)

16oz. Fresh Butter Beans
Salt and Pepper
2 Tbsp. minced garlic.
2 tbsp. bacon fat.
1 Smoked Ham Hock Sliced in thirds.
(If you can’t find these pre-packaged, ask your butcher)

  • In a medium pan, add Ham Hocks to 2 cups of water and let simmer for an hour.

  • Add fresh Butter Beans. minced garlic and bacon fat. Reduce heat to a low simmer.

  • Salt and pepper to taste. Cook until tender. (About 40 minutes)

  • Serve with a plain sandwich bread and sliced tomatoes!