A pork chop is pretty much just like any other meat chops that are prepared on the table. The best kind of pork chop is the loin cut that is taken from the spin of the pig which contains the rib along with a part of the vertebra. Pork chops are a common favorite because it packs a lot of meaty flavors since the recipe is made from 90% meat. However, adding with other ingredients such as potatoes can further heighten its flavor. So, make sure that you wear your comfortable chef shoes as we share with you how to make crock pot Pork chops and potatoes.
Pork chops are loved by all races and others make their own variation of pork chop recipe in order to make it suitable for their specific tastes. While others like it sautéed with garlic and onions, others want it marinated in order to bring more flavor to the meat. Marinating ingredients include chili sauce, barbecue sauce, salsa, sauce, and others. Also, others want their pork chops moist and watery which is why others brine their meat prior to cooking. Another way to add moistness to the meat is by wrapping it with bacon or also adding frozen meatball. This brings about more flavors to the meat.
However, the common thing that usually happens in any pork chop recipe is that it comes with a sauce or gravy which is usually left untouched or ignored. However, by adding potatoes to the recipe, you’ll be sure to get the most out of this recipe. Adding potatoes to this recipe doesn’t only ensure that nothing is wasted but also increases its volume and provides more services even out of using small portions of meat. Also, adding potatoes in a pork chop recipe further increases creaminess as well as tastiness of the meat.
To make the most out of your recipe, it would be best to go for a loin pork chop that has a large T shape bone which is almost the same as that of a beef bone steak. Having to achieve this kind of loin will provide convenience in evenly cooking both sides of the loin and it also makes it easier to eat since the bones are only concentrated in one place. You should also choose a pork loin that is not too thick as well as too thin. When choosing the proper thickness, simply how you would consider your meat – would you prefer it raw, medium rare, or well done? If you prefer a soft and raw pork chop then goes for thicker slices however if you want one that is well done then thin slices would be an excellent option.
What you will need:
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 cuts of T-bone pork chops
- Pepper and salt (according to taste)
- A can of condensed cream of chicken soup with herbs
- A quarter cup of heavy whipped cream
- A cup of milk
- 2 garlic cloves that are minced
- 3 to 4 large potatoes – slice to half-inch thickness
- 1 diced onion
- 2 to 3 cups of shredded jack cheese
- A half cup of sliced green onion to be used as topping later on
Use a large pan or skillet to use for the pork chop and make sure that it can contain the size of the meat. Heat pat or skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. When sautéing ingredients, it is best to use a slow cooking setting out of your stove or put it in steady medium heat. This kind of setting brings out the best flavor out of the meat and ingredients as it slowly cooks and doesn’t force the ingredients to cook. This will also bring about lesser chances of burning or over-cooking the ingredients.
Once the oil is hot enough, drop the pork chop and season with pepper and salt. As the base of the meat turns brown in color, flip to another side. Normally this would take around 1 to minutes per side for a thin slice of meat, however, can be a little longer if you’re dealing with thick slices of meat. Once it is cooked, set aside to cool.
Now in a medium bowl, pour the cream with chicken soup along with the milk and garlic. Mix or whisk thoroughly until the consistency is met. Set aside and use later as a sauce for the recipe.
In a large oval cooker, spread the potatoes along with the onions until the base is totally covered. After which, use the sauce made earlier to cover the top of the spread potatoes and onions. Spread some cheese over the top of the sauce and add the pork chops on top. Pour another layer of sauce over the pork chop and finish with cheese and onions as toppings.
Put in the slow cooker and set to cook for 4 to 6 hours. Make sure to check every hour to ensure that cheese doesn’t get too burnt. When serving, add additional sauce and cheese on top to add more flavor.