There’s something undeniably comforting about a classic family recipe. Today, we’re honoring a true culinary gem – my dad’s cream of mushroom pork chops. This delectable dish, made with pan-seared pork chops and a rich cream of mushroom sauce, has been a beloved tradition in our family for years. Join us in celebrating the legacy of this heartwarming recipe.
My dad, a man known for his endless stories and sarcastic humor, had a passion for creating delicious meals for his kids. While I didn’t truly appreciate this dish until now, it has become a cherished connection to his memory.
Unfortunately, my dad passed away recently from COVID-19. But today, we choose to celebrate his life by sharing his recipe for these creamy pork chops. Let’s dive into this wonderful culinary journey together.
The Perfect Blend of Flavors
Creating these heavenly cream of mushroom pork chops couldn’t be easier. All you need are a few simple ingredients: olive oil, butter, flour, pork chops, milk, and, of course, cream of mushroom soup. Feel free to use your preferred cut of pork chops, bone-in or boneless. My dad always opted for whatever was on sale, usually the simple thin-cut boneless pork chops.
If you prefer to avoid canned cream of mushroom soup, this recipe might not be for you. But fear not, we have plenty of other scrumptious options to satisfy your taste buds!
Crafting the Perfect Dish
Let’s dive into the cooking process! Here’s how you can create these mouthwatering cream of mushroom pork chops:
1. Seasoning and Flour Coating
Begin by generously seasoning both sides of each pork chop with salt and pepper. Trust us, this step is essential for enhancing the flavors. Next, lightly dredge the chops in flour. While you might be tempted to skip this step, we highly recommend against it. The flour coating adds a delightful texture and helps seal in the moisture.
2. Searing to Perfection
In a hot skillet, sear each side of the pork chops until they achieve a beautiful golden brown color. Keep in mind that if your chops are particularly thick, searing alone won’t fully cook them. You can either transfer them to a preheated oven at 350 degrees F or let them simmer in the luscious mushroom sauce.
3. Embracing the Creaminess
Now, it’s time to introduce the star ingredient – a can of creamy, velvety cream of mushroom soup. Along with some milk, pour the soup into your pan or skillet and bring it to a gentle simmer. Stir the mixture frequently, allowing the flavors to meld together into utter perfection.
4. The Grand Finale
Finally, nestle the seared pork chops into the simmering mushroom sauce, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let everything simmer for a few more minutes until the pork is fully cooked and infused with the delightful flavors of the sauce. For the best results, the internal temperature of the pork should reach 145 degrees F.
A Harmonious Symphony of Flavors
No feast is complete without the perfect accompaniments. Just as my dad did, serve these creamy pork chops with a side of sweet corn. The sweetness beautifully balances the richness of the dish. Oh, and don’t forget about buttery egg noodles – they are an absolute must!
Expand Your Pork Chop Repertoire
If you’re looking to expand your pork chop repertoire, we have some more delightful recipes for you to explore:
- Pork Chops with Apples and Butternut Squash
- Garlic Butter Pork Chop Recipe (Ready in Just 15 Minutes!)
- Easy Pork Chops with Blueberry Apple Compote
- Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
Have you tried making Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops? We’d love to hear about your experience! Share your thoughts in the comments below. And don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with #theforkedspoon if you recreate any of our recipes. We’re always excited to see what you’re cooking in your own kitchen.
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