Pork Chop and Potato Dish Recipe

I came up with this dish on a whim while I was making up my menu plan the other day. Seasoned, browned pork chops cooked in the oven over a dish of old-fashioned scalloped potatoes (just like Mom used to make). Comfort food at its finest! This doesn’t take a lot of time to put together, but I love that it bakes for about an hour and a half. It’s nice to have that extra bit of time in my home to tend to a few last things before dinnertime, or to put my feet up and read while dinner cooks.

(This picture was taken before cooking.)

 PORK CHOP AND POTATO DISH

Make up a batch of my mom’s scalloped potatoes. While you are working on peeling and cutting up the potatoes, brown enough pork chops* for your family in a bit of oil in a skillet. Season the chops with plenty of garlic salt, fresh ground black pepper and a wee bit of chili powder. Brown the chops on both sides in olive oil.

Once the Scalloped Potatoes have been assembled, place the browned chops on of the potatoes. Cover and bake at 350° for one hour. Uncover and bake 15 – 30 minutes longer, watching that the chops don’t get overcooked and dry.

*In the markets in my area, pork chops are usually quite pricey. However, I can often buy small, boneless pork sirloin roasts for a really good price. That’s what I used for this dish tonight. I simply sliced the roast into slices about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick, and used them in place of the chops.

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7 comments to Pork Chop and Potato Dish Recipe

  • Looks great! Thanks for sharing. I will have to give it a go some time. :sunny:

  • That looks great!  I like to have pork chops about once a month or so and this one looks relatively easy to do.  :coolman:  Thank you!

  • Hi, Cheryl…Pork chops are terribly expensive here in Vermont too, so I seldom buy them. We love scalloped potatoes, and though I never would have thought of pairing them with pork chops, your dish sounds like it would be delicious.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • I thought the same as NewEnglandWife, I would have never thought to pair the two together. How creative for using the sirloin roast for the dish in place of pork chops Cheryl! We bought a whole pig-his name was Bubba-for 50 cents a lb. this past spring-he was 250 lbs!!! Big Bubba! Anyway, with the butchering cost and the wrapping, we came in at about $1.35 lb.! We enjoy Bubba ham, Bubba sausage, Bubba chops, Bubba pork loin, Bubba bacon…….it has become a running joke in our house.

  • That looks yummy. Instead of buying pork chops, I buy the pork tenderloin roasts and slice them into chops. I also cut my own “roasts”. I can usually get at least 4 meals out of one tenderloin roast. The thing I really like for the chops is I can cut them any thickness I desire.

  • dmvezine – Exactly what I did!!!  The small roast I used from my freezer was originally cut from a larger piece.  We can all save money by being our own butchers when we can!

  • Sounds yummy. My momma always gets a whole pork loin.
    DeeDee