When I think of comfort food, the first dish that comes to mind is the Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes that my mom used to make. The memory of those juicy pork chops paired with the creamy texture of the potatoes never fails to evoke nostalgia. This dish isn’t just delicious; it’s wrapped in the warmth of family memories and the love my mom poured into each meal.
Whether it’s a hectic weeknight or a special occasion, this recipe is quick, straightforward, and is a fantastic way to utilize any leftover potatoes lurking in your fridge. Ready to travel down memory lane? Here’s how you can recreate this timeless classic.
Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes
6 pork chops
4 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 can of your preferred broth (chicken is a popular choice), 14 oz
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Set the Stage: Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Layering Time: Evenly lay out your sliced potatoes and onions at the bottom of the baking dish. Give them a generous seasoning.
Brown & Layer: On a skillet, brown the pork chops after seasoning them. Once done, position them atop the potato-onion layer.
Sauce it Up: In a saucepan, melt butter over medium flame. Blend in flour, whisking until smooth. Gently pour in the broth, followed by the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Stir and cook till it thickens to a rich, velvety sauce.
Assembly: Drizzle this sauce over the pork chops.
Baking: Cover your dish with foil and let it bake for 45 minutes.
Serve: Once out of the oven, serve it piping hot and watch the faces light up with joy!
Whenever I make this dish, it’s more than just a meal; it’s a cherished memory. And if this is your first time trying it, I have a feeling it might become a treasured recipe in your family as well. Enjoy every bite!