Because my pallet gets bored with the same old routine flavors of foods, today I spiced up an old favorite recipe with a new seasoning, and it boosted up the taste of our dinner so much that my husband who is not normally a rice and gravy man, nearly ate the whole pot.
The seasoning is Shichimi Togarashi; it is a Japanese chili seasoning but as I discovered today you do not have to use it for chili recipes alone.
Many of you may have a version of a pork chop smothered in gravy recipe. The recipe was round when my grandmother was a girl, so I know that it is more than a century old. However, tonight I am sharing my updated version for people like me who like to zest thing up a bit.
As you can see from the remains of the meal above, my husband ate one chop and a half of another. Considering I intended this meal to last two nights, we can all see which portion of the remaining chops he will be getting tomorrow night.
Oh well, this is what happens when I tell him that he can fix his own plate.
Fried Chops in Zesty Brown Gravy
Four ½ - ¾ inch thick chops; lightly flatten with a metal or wooden tenderizer
1 cup flour for batter bag
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 large green pepper, sliced; any color will do well
- Pre-heat deep fryer to 375 degrees with timer set to 7 ½ minutes
- While deep fryer is heating, seasoned chops, and then batter in sealable plastic bag
- Set aside
- Prep onion and green pepper. Place in bowl and set aside.
- When deep fryer is hot, add chops and cook for the recommended time, then remove and set aside
While chops are still frying make ‘Zesty Brown Gravy’
3-4 tablespoons cooking oil
3 semi-rounded tablespoons flour
1 ½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon, plus a pinch or two more if desired of Shichimi Togarashi seasoning
¼ teaspoon Pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
3 cups warm water
- Heat cooking oil in skillet over medium low heat.
- Blend in flour, Shichimi Togarashi, garlic, sweet paprika, salt and pepper; cook until bubbly.
- Stir in 2/3 of water. Add onions and green pepper. Cook and boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly
- Add chops and mix well to cover with gravy. Cook for 1 minute
- Reduce to low heat
- Add more water as needed, stir occasionally.
- Cover skillet and simmer for 10 minutes or until desire thickness is reached.
Serve over rice and Enjoy!!!
Until next time,
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