Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lady and Sons Fried Pork Chops

For those of you who know me, you know I always play the game 1 to 10 with my husband.  For those of you who don't....well I play a game 1 to 10 with my husband. :) That is what I ask him at every meal. Literally.  I cook, we sit, we eat, then I look at him and say "1 to 10" and He'll reply with his answer.  A 10 for Mike is a big deal.  It means that is by far one of his favorite dishes I have ever cooked.  I can proudly say I normally get a rating between 7-9....but only a handful make the '10' seal of approval. So you can imagine how happy and ecstatic I was when I said "1 to 10" and without hesitation he said "10!!!".  Success!!  Obviously from the title of this post you know I made pork chops.  Not just any pork chops. My girl Paula Deen's pork chops!  It's a recipe from her restaurant Lady and Sons.  I am so happy I tried it because they were amazing. Definitely not a health conscious meal but if you don't care then happy eating!! They were so moist, tender, crispy on the outside, flavorful and best of all EASY!  I personally didn't have buttermilk so I looked online for an alternative and they said to mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tbl lemon or vinegar, which I did have on hand.  I would like to try them again with buttermilk to compare.  I also felt my milk mixture was a bit thin so I double dipped when doing milk and flour. For an extra kick I added a few shakes of cayenne pepper and it was spot on.  Enjoy!


  • 6 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning, recipe follows, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

House Seasoning:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


Heat oil in a large, heavy bottomed pot to 350 degrees F.
Sprinkle the seasonings on both sides of the pork chops, rubbing them thoroughly into the meat.

Pour buttermilk over meat and turn to coat on all sides.

Season flour generously with House Seasoning, roll each chop into flour, and shake off the excess.
 I dipped them in flour, back in the milk mixture, then flour again because I felt my milk was too thin.
 You want to push the flour onto the chop and really pack it in there. DREDGE people dredge!!

Carefully place the chops, 2 at a time, into the hot oil, and cook until the outside is golden brown. Take 1 chop out and make a small cut at the thickest part to check for doneness; adjust time accordingly for the rest. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and a veggie to ease your guilt. lol, of course corn is the only veggie hubby will eat.  The least beneficial veggie. Go figure.


David said...

Your blog always makes me hungry! I love me some Paula recipes that's for sure. So do you have any leftovers I can have for lunch? haha

DeeelishByMish said...

lol, If I lived near you I'd gladly give you some leftovers....but in this case, there we're none because we're piggies and they were hella good. :)