Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mushroom Pork Chops and Potatoes

My sweet mother made this often and it's one of my little family's favorites. My dad often requests this when I come to visit because he loves it and misses it so much!

4-6 lean pork chops with bones
4 baking potatoes
1 cup sour cream (I use low fat)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (I use low fat)
1/2 onion, sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and brown pork chops in large frying pan- about 4 minutes on each side. Do not worry about cooking them completely- they will finish cooking while in the oven. Wash and peel potatoes. Slice potatoes in thin slices. In large bowl mix sour cream, soup, onion and mushrooms. Add potato slices and mix till combined. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Spray 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. Pour potato mixture into pan and then place pork chops on top. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

TIP OF THE DAY: To cut the cooking time down on this dish, peel potatoes, boil them briefly, and then cut into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the less time it takes to cook.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Turtle Cake