Friday, July 6, 2012

Bavarian Chops

4 boneless pork loin chops about 1/2" thick
2 tablespoons flour
1 tsp. butter
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1/2 tsp. thyme
8 oz. beer, room temperature (I used beef broth)
Black pepper, freshly ground
Butter Noodles (optional)
Fresh parsley (optional)

Lightly flour chops.  Melt butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until foaming.

 Brown chops 1-2 minutes per side.  Remove and set aside.

Here are the two garlic cloves the recipe asks for.  I had to take a picture of these as they're the ones hubby and I recently harvested from our garlic garden

Add green onion, garlic, mushrooms and thyme, saute for 2-3 minutes, until onion is soft.

Return chops to skillet, add beer, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 6-7 minutes or until liquid reaches a gravy state.  Season with salt and pepper

Serve over buttered noodles

I had to double the recipe because I wanted to use the whole package of chops that I had.

Have you ever wished for something and it literally showed up in front of your face within seconds??  I had no idea how I was going to cook these pork chops.  I also wanted to cook some egg noodles.  I saw a delicious picture of pork chops on the package itself and it dawned on me that there must be a recipe on the back.   I was right!  Not only did I have all the ingredients but it also asked for buttered noodles!!  Boy, sure wish it were like this every time I was stumped about what to make for dinner.

This is the first dinner I have cooked on my stove, in my kitchen, in my house since we lost power last Friday night.  I had planned to make my hubby his favorite meal, Schnitzel and Spaetzle (German pork with noodles) last Saturday for his birthday.  That all fell to the way side once we lost power.  To make a long story short our power was finally restored July 4th but not after we lost everything in our refrigerator.  An experience I hope and pray never to experience again in my life.

This meal was to makeup for the birthday meal I wasn't able to prepare for my hubby and it did not disappoint.  The chops came out very tender too, gravy and noodles are a great combo.  If you're not a lover of mushrooms I'm sure you can leave them out but I personally love them.   Hubby was very happy with his German meal even though it wasn't his favorite he was still very happy with it and that's all that matters.


  1. I can't wait to try this! It looks (and I'm sure tastes!) fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Looks wonderful!

    I was SO happy when our power came back on, also on July 4. A large crew out of Ohio worked all day in our neighborhood.


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