I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Pork Chop-Potato Casserole

A good comfort food.   Easy to make and very filling.   I put the broccoli in one area.  That way those who don't like broccoli will still eat it.

(serves 4)

*4 boneless pork chops
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
*1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
*1/2 cup broccoli 
*1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
*1 teaspoons salt
*1 teaspoon pepper
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
*1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
*4 tablespoons butter
*4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*2 cups whole milk
*2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat (I like to use my ovenproof skillet so I don't have to dirty yet another pan)
~Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper evenly over both side of pork chops.
~Place pork chops in the oil and sear on both sides.
~Remove from heat and pan and set aside.
~Spray a casserole with cooking spray (skip this step if you are using an ovenproof skillet)
~Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into the bottom of the casserole dish/skillet..
~Layer the onions over the potatoes.
~Layer the remaining potatoes over the onions.
~Sprinkle mushrooms over potatoes.
~Sprinkle broccoli over potatoes.  
~Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
~Whisk in flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and onion powder into the butter.
~Cook stirring constantly with whisk for one minute.
~Slowly stir in milk.
~Cook until mixture has thickened, stirring constantly.
~Once thickens, stir in nutmeg.
~Stir in cheese all at once and continue stirring for about 45 seconds.
~Pour cheese mixture over potatoes.
~Place pork chops over potatoes.
~Cover with lid or aluminum foil.
~Bake for 1 1/2 hours. 

`Mix 1/2 cup chopped broccoli, into potatoes before adding 
`Add 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce to white sauce before add cheese. 

No comments: