SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS 

Ingredients:


1 CUP FLOUR
2 TBSP ONION POWDER
2 TBSP GARLIC POWDER
1 TSP RED PEPPER
1 TSP SALT
1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER
4 THIN PORK CHOPS
2 TBSP BACON FAT
2 TBSP OLIVE OIL
2 CUPS BUTTERMILK


Directions:


1.) CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY OR GREEN ONIONS, FOR GARNISH, OPTIONAL.


2.) MIX TOGETHER FLOUR, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, RED PEPPER, SALT, AND BLACK PEPPER IN A PIE PLATE. COAT PORK CHOPS IN FLOUR MIXTURE; SHAKING OFF THE EXCESS.


3.) OVER MEDIUM HEAT IN CAST IRON SKILLET, MELT BACON FAT AND OIL TOGETHER WELL.


4.) GENTLY LAY PORK CHOPS IN SKILLET; FRY ABOUT 5 MINUTES ON EACH SIDE UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN. REMOVE PORK CHOPS FROM SKILLET.


5.) MIX ½ CUP FLOUR MIXTURE AND BUTTERMILK TOGETHER WELL;


6.) POUR INTO SKILLET, STIR INTO HOT FAT; BRING GRAVY TO BOIL THEN REDUCE HEAT TO SIMMER UNTIL NICE AND THICK, STIRRING OFTEN. RETURN PORK CHOPS.


TO SKILLET;


1.) COVER WITH GRAVY. SIMMER FOR 5 MINUTES OR SO UNTIL PORK CHOPS ARE COOKED THROUGH.


2.) SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER; GARNISH WITH CHOPPED PARSLEY OR GREEN ONIONS IF USING, BEFORE SERVING.


3.) VARIATION: MAY SAUTÉ ONIONS AND OR MUSHROOMS WITH PORK CHOPS AND ADD TO GRAVY MIXTURE.