Milk-Braised Pork Chops
Milk-Braised Pork Chops are easy to make and delicious, and this recipe uses just the tiniest amount of whole wheat flour. Check the nutritional information and you’ll see it’s still very low in carbs!
I was inspired to make this recipe when I received a review copy of The Good Home Cookbook (affiliate link) via Cooking with Amy. It turned out to be a good all-purpose cookbook, and this was a simple recipe with fairly ordinary ingredients that most people would have on hand, and it produced delicious pork chops with a very tasty milk gravy. And even though the pork chops are dredged in a small amount of flour, I was pleasantly surprised when I calculated the nutritional information that the total carbs were not that high.
I don’t cook a lot of pork but I do love the flavor of pork and this recipe is definitely a keeper. Keep reading for step-by-step directions for how to make this, and pork chop ideas from other bloggers after the recipe.
How to Make Milk-Braised Pork Chops:
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- Thick pork chops are pounded slightly, dredged in seasoned Whole Wheat Flour (affiliate link), and then browned well in a little butter.
- A small amount of milk is mixed with the flour, then poured over the pork chops and simmered for 30 minutes.
- More milk is added and the pork chops simmer 30 minutes more.
- The finished pork chops are moist and tender served with the thickened gravy. Rice or Cauliflower Mash would make a great side dish.
More Delicious Pork Chops from Kalyn’s Kitchen:
- 4 boneless pork loin chops, about 1 inch thick
- 2 T whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt (or less if using Pork Chop Seasoning)
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp. Penzeys Pork Chop Seasoning (optional, but recommended, see notes for ingredients)
- 1 1/2 cups milk (see notes)
- 1 T butter
- Trim all fat from pork chops.
- Use meat mallet or something heavy to pound pork chops slightly until they are an even thickness and about 3/4 inch thick.
- Combine Whole Wheat Flour (affiliate link), salt, pepper, and pork chop seasoning in shallow bowl.
- One at a time, lightly dredge pork chops in the mixture, shaking off any extra.
- Whisk 1/2 cup milk into the flour left in the bowl.
- Melt butter in heavy frying pan big enough to hold all the pork chops.
- Add pork and brown well, about 3 minutes per side.
- Pour out most of the pan drippings, add 1/2 cup milk mixed with flour, reduce heat to low and simmer covered 30 minutes, stirring a few times.
- Turn pork chops over, and add the remaining one cup milk, whisking to combine if needed.
- Cover and cook for 30 minutes more, again, stirring a few times.
- Uncover skillet and if there is a lot of liquid, cook a few minutes more until reduced to about 1/4 cup. (This will depend on how tightly your pan lid fits.)
- Serve hot, spooning the milk gravy over the pork.
Penzey's Pork Chop Seasoning has salt, hickory smoke, garlic, onion, white pepper, and ginger. Use any of those spices you have in very small amounts. Use whole milk or reduced fat milk, whichever you prefer.
Recipe slightly adapted from The Good Home Cookbook (affiliate link).
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe does have some flour, but there are not many carbs with the small amount of flour in each serving and you might be surprised if you check the nutritional information. Lean pork chops are good for the original South Beach Diet, but this recipe would be for phase 2 or 3 due to the flour. Be sure to use 100% whole wheat flour and low fat or skim milk if you’re doing South Beach. I wouldn’t stress about using butter in this recipe which does add flavor, but olive oil would make it more South Beach friendly.
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