Fried Pork Chops & Country Gravy

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Fried Pork Chops & Country Gravy
6-8 bone-in pork chops
Salt & pepper
1 1/2 cups flour
Vegetable oil
3-4 cups water, divided

Pour enough vegetable oil in a large frying pan to coat the bottom (about an 1/8 of an inch deep).  Heat oil on medium-high heat until hot.

Add flour (all-purpose or self rising can be used) to a pie plate or other deep-sided dish; set aside. Season pork chops liberally with salt and pepper then dredge in flour.  Shake all excess flour off of each chop.  Set flour aside.

Cook chops (in batches – do not overcrowd the pan) in hot oil until golden brown on each side.  Try not to flip the chops before they have browned or some of the breading could stick to the pan.  Once all the chops have been cooked, set aside and keep warm until ready to serve.

Pour off all but 1/4 cup of pan drippings leaving all the bits of goodness in the pan (I usually just eyeball this but if you’re unsure, simply pour off all the oil in the pan then measure 1/4 cup and add back to the pan.  Of the remaining flour used to coat the chops, measure 1/4 cup and add to the hot oil.  Whisk the flour and oil together and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until medium brown.  Add 3 cups of water to pan and whisk constantly until smooth and well combined with the roux.  Reduce heat to medium-low, add salt and pepper to taste, and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add more water until desired consistency is reached.

Serve gravy with pork chops and white rice or mashed potatoes.