House-Autry Pork Chops
When we returned from our trip to House-Autry Mills in North Carolina, I was all ready to set into some serious time in the kitchen putting all of my ideas to work. We’d already fallen in love with the onion hush puppy mix and I called to tell my brother about it, only to find out that he had been a long time devotee himself. He asked what all I had done with it and I told him the obvious: I’d made hush puppies. To that he replied “Ya know what I like to do with that…”
Now my brother is one of those c-o-u-n-t-r-y boys who talks r-e-a-l slow, giving his drawl time to roll out at it’s leisure. He’s also not a big talker as it is so when he does see fit to impart a bit of cooking wisdom, its usually pretty good, but you gotta sit and wait for it because he talks so s-l-o-w. In his defense, I’ll admit that I tend to talk about ten times faster than he does but I don’t really think its me. I think some folks just don’t listen fast enough. So, some five minutes later, when Bill had found adequate time to formulate his words, I got the recipe, a real intricate one:
“I like to take that hush puppy mix ‘n bread me some pork chops in it. That makes ya some good pork chops”
Well it sure did sound good, so I made them that night. My husband was nigh on tearful as he sat at the dinner table and actually facebooked and tweeted about how good his supper was.
I made them the next night, too. Then, when my in laws came to visit for the fourth of July, I made them again. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made these at this point but guess what I’m making for supper tonight?
Sometimes my brother has a good idea after all.
Here is the cool thing about this recipe, you’re going to end up with fully seasoned and very flavorful chops, but you only need two ingredients: Onion flavored hushpuppy mix and pork chops.
You’ll also need a bit of oil to fry them in.
*There is a graphic at the end of this post that tells you where you can find House Autry products.
Pour your oil to a depth of about 1/4 of an inch into a skillet. Place this on medium high heat so the oil can get heated up a bit.
I use a smaller skillet so I won’t have to use as much oil to get the depth I need. I also use plain old vegetable oil, store brand of course.
Pour about a cup of hush puppy mix into a bowl.
Now just press your pork chop into the mix.
You don’t need to batter it in anything ahead of time, as long as it is thawed it will work just fine.
Press on each side to get it coated.
Then gently put it into your hot oil. This looks like I didn’t have any breading on the side but I did, it just got wet when it hit the oil.
Make sure you are careful here, the oil is hot – you know, because you put it on a hot eye and all.
You can see if your oil is ready by flicking a little pinch of hush puppy mix or flour into it and seeing if it sizzles.
Get all of your chops in and let them cook until browned on the first side, then turn and brown on the other side.
Make sure they are cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
and enjoy some of the best fried chops you’ve ever had!
These are stores that carry House Autry Products. Please note that not all of them carry the full line. I get my Onion Hush Puppy mix at Krogers where I live and my Wal Mart carries the breaders, but not the hush puppy mix.
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Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by House-Autry, but they did give me the cute little graphic that shows where to find their products!