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Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes

Mom always managed to put a delicious hearty meal on the table for us and for our farmhands. This all-in-one comforting pork chops recipe reminds me of home. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 6 pork rib or loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Additional salt and pepper, optional
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Paprika and minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown the pork chops on both sides in oil; sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer potatoes and onion. Pour broth mixture over layers. Place pork chops on top.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour; uncover and bake 30 minutes longer or until meat and potatoes are tender. If desired, sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • A mandoline makes quick work of slicing potatoes and onions.
  • Rib chops are recommended because they have a slightly higher fat content than leaner loin chops. Even with longer cooking times, they tend to stay juicy and flavorful. Bonus: They're usually less expensive!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 574 calories, 29g fat (11g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.