When I want a delicious dinner, I want comfort food. I mean, that's what I blog about, so I must like it right? Some of my favorite dishes are the most unexpected. This recipe for French Onion Pork Chops combines two of my favorite comfort foods, french onion soup and smothered pork chops. It's savory, delicious and perfect with a side of mashed potatoes or rice. It's a perfect family dinner!
how to caramelize onions
Making caramelized onions calls for low and slow cooking. This process will change white crispy raw onions into sweet, brown, soft onions that are full of flavor. Place onions in a large dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add butter and season with salt and pepper. Let cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are deep brown in color. Stir in stock to deglaze the pan and create a saucy texture.
when to add salt to caramelised onions
The timing of adding salt to caramelised onions is often contested. Some argue that you can't add salt at the beginning of the cooking process as it will take longer for the caramelization process. I always add salt at the beginning of the process as the flavor becomes more developed this way.
How to cook pork
Add olive oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add pork chops and cook 4-5 minutes per a side or until cooked through. In this recipe, you'll remove the pork chops from the pan to caramelise the onions, then add the pork chops back to the pan to finish cooking. This makes for better seasoned caramelised onions and well cooked pork chops.
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French Onion Pork
Make a delicious dinner with this recipe for French Onion Pork. Caramelized onions and pork chops make for a perfect savory meal.
- 3 Yellow Onions Sliced thinly
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Cup Vegetable Stock
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 4 Boneless Pork Chops
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Slices Swiss Cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a dutch oven over medium-low heat, add onions, butter, salt and pepper. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are a deep brown. Stir in some fresh thyme leaves and flour. Deglaze the pan with stock and stir until thickened.
While onions are cooking, add pork chops to a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
Add pork to the pan with caramelised onions. Spoon some onions on top of the pork chops. Add the sliced swiss on top of the pork chops. Cover the dutch oven until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!