Welcome to my favorite family recipes, and some of my own discoveries. All of the recipes published here will be “tried and true”. I grew up with many of these recipes. My mom is a very good cook. We were a working class family, but we always had good food. Nothing fancy, but everything was good. I will also be sharing Mom’s best cake recipes.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Mom’s Pork Chop Casserole with Potatoes and Onions
This simple family friendly pork chop casserole was one of
my favorite Sunday dinner meals when I was growing up, and by “dinner” I mean
lunch.Most everybody I grew up with
called the noon meal “dinner,” and evening meal “supper”.
Mom would prepare this casserole, with pork chops and
potatoes thicker than the photos in my photo, and the oven temp a bit lower, so
that it could bake for 90 minutes.She’d
pop it into the oven right before walking out the door for church, and we’d
pull it out when we got home.Then I for
one, would gorge on this great casserole.
Pork Chop Casserole Recipe
5 medium potatoes sliced about 3/8” thick
2 medium onions sliced about 3/8” thick
Salt and pepper
6 pork chops
½ cup flour
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups cheddar cheese or 6 oz cheddar, sliced thin
- In the bottom of a large sized, lightly greased casserole
dish, arrange a layer of onions, sliced but not separated.Sprinkle with salt.
- Top with a layer of potatoes.Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Add milk.
- Arrange pork chops on top of potatoes and dust liberally
with flour.I used thin sliced boneless
pork chops.My mom always used bone-in
pork chops, of medium thickness.
- Repeat with a layer of potatoes.Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 60 minutes.Test doneness of potatoes and pork chops with
- Top with cheddar cheese. Return to oven, and bake uncovered for 10 more
minutes to melt cheese.If desired, use
speed bake or broiler to brown slightly before removing from oven.
I don’t know why casseroles get such a bad reputation.This simple and delicious pork chop casserole
makes a fantastic meal.Just add a
vegetable or salad.
The milk and juices from the pork chops and onions are also
delicious.Put a slice of bread in a
bowl and cover with the juice, and you’ve got another delicious treat.