Hungarian Pork Chops: A Creamy Delight

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering dinner recipe that combines comfort food with a touch of spice, then you’re in luck. These Hungarian paprika sour cream pork chops are sure to become a new family favorite. Picture tender pork chops smothered in a creamy, spicy sauce that will have you scraping your plate to get every last drop.

sour cream pork chops served over eggs noodles with a stripe napkin

Juicy and Tender Pork Chops

These saucy pork chops are incredibly easy to make. Start by searing the pork chops in a skillet until they turn a golden brown. Then, sauté some onions and garlic in butter until they become translucent. Add chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits from the skillet.

Now comes the star ingredient: Hungarian sweet paprika. Make sure to use authentic Hungarian paprika for the best flavor. Stir the paprika, along with some salt and a bay leaf, into the onion mixture. Return the pork chops to the skillet, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

hungarian pork chops ingredients including paprika sour cream and onions

Creamy Sauce and Finishing Touches

Once the pork chops are cooked, remove them from the skillet and cover them with foil to keep warm. Remove the bay leaf from the liquid and whisk together flour and water. Pour this mixture into the broth and bring it to a boil, whisking constantly. Allow the sauce to reduce and thicken slightly.

Now it’s time to add the crucial ingredient: sour cream. Stir the sour cream into the gravy mixture, then return the pork chops to the skillet. The creamy sauce will coat the pork chops, infusing them with flavor and tenderness.

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paprika pork chops in a sour cream gravy with a striped napkin

Tips for the Best Results

To ensure the best results, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to brown the pork chops in two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  • Allow the gravy mixture to cool slightly before adding the sour cream to prevent curdling. Alternatively, you can temper the sour cream by stirring some of the hot liquid into it before adding it to the gravy.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous and want to add some heat, try sprinkling in some Hungarian hot paprika. Start with a small amount and adjust to your taste.

Serve these succulent pork chops over egg noodles for a quick and easy meal. If you have more time on your hands, consider pairing them with Hungarian cabbage and noodles or creamy mashed potatoes. Don’t forget to try Grandma’s Hungarian cucumber salad with sour cream for a refreshing side dish.

sour cream pork chops with egg noodles on a white ceramic plate with a striped napkin

So why not treat your family and friends to a delicious dinner with these Hungarian paprika sour cream pork chops? They’re the perfect blend of creamy and spicy, guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with delight. For more mouthwatering recipes and culinary inspiration, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.