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Traeger Kitchen


Smothered Pork Chops

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Apple

Smother your chops for a saucy bite. Fried pork chops and smothered in scratch-made gravy and baked to wood-fired perfection for an enticingly simple dish.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 Cup cornmeal

  • 2 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 Cup whole milk

  • 1 Large egg yolk

  • 1 1/2 Cup peanut or canola oil

  • 4 Whole (6-8 oz) bone-in single-cut pork chops

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on set the temperature to 250 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Place mixture on a plate.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour

    • 1/4 Cup cornmeal

    • 2 Teaspoon kosher salt

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3

    In a medium sized bowl, add milk and egg yolk. Whisk to combine.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup whole milk

    • 1 Large egg yolk

  • 4

    Pour oil into a cast iron pan on the stove, and heat up oil to 375 degrees F, on a frying thermometer. Turn heat down to medium-high.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 Cup peanut or canola oil

  • 5

    Submerge pork chops in the bowl with eggs and milk, then press it down into the plate of the flour mixture, flip and repeat on the other side. Shake any excess flour off.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Whole (6-8 oz) bone-in single-cut pork chops

  • 6

    Slide pork chops into the hot oil. Fry until perfectly golden brown on both sides. About 2 minutes per side.
  • 7

    Transfer pork chops to a cooking tray, and let it finish cooking in the grill. Chops should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • 8

    To make the gravy: Pour out all the oil from the cast iron but 1 Tbsp. Add onion to the cast iron pan and cook stirring, until translucent, but not browned, about 4 minutes. Scatter flour in the pan and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes, until the flour is distributed evenly throughout the onion and is toasted.
  • 9

    Add broth and milk, and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring until the gravy has reached desired thickness, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 10

    Remove chops from grill and arrange them on a serving platter. Smother them with the gravy and serve. Enjoy!

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