We even had two surprise guests visit during the show! Jill Biden stopped by with a message for the spouses of soldiers who were spending the day at the show, and Paula’s cousin Johnnie stopped by as well! Johnnie had a booth set up with baked goods from her amazing bakery Gabriel’s (more on that in another post).
I really wasn’t too sure how this recipe would turn out as it didn’t seem to incorporate nearly enough butter for a Paula Deen recipe. It did, however, turn out wonderfully. The combination of tender pork chops, sauteed vegetables, and the smothered sauce was really delicious. I could totally picture the Deen family sitting down to Sunday supper with this meal. The Worcestershire sauce adds a nice hint of flavor to the rest of the dish and the chicken broth reduces down to almost a gravy. We ended up putting the leftover gravy on rolls! Delicious!
Paula Deen’s Smothered Pork Chops (adapted from Paula Deen )
4 center cut pork chops, 1 inch thick
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 T. butter
1/4 c. flour
2 medium green bell peppers, cut into strips
1 large sweet onion, cut into strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 c. chicken broth
1/2 t. Worcestshire sauce
4 oz. sliced mushrooms
1. Trim fat from chops and season with salt and peppers.
2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Dredge the pork chops in the flour, shaking off the excess, and put them into the pan. Brown well, about 3 minutes per side, and remove to a plate.