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Friday, July 22, 2011

Chickenfried Pork Chops -n- Skillet Gravy on the Campfire

Another campfire breakfast from my last trip to the lake....

I started a skillet of fried potatoes with onions on the fire,
seasoned some pork chops, dipped in an egg milk bath and dredged in flour..... then back into the egg milk and flour for a double coating.

fried until crisp and golden....

Then set the chops on the low-heat side of the fire...

added flour to my pan drippings for the gravy...

Then milk and seasonings..... I let the gravy simmer until thick and creamy.

While the chops were frying I cooked a skillet of bacon, then fried a few eggs in the bacon drippings... ( I was trying to use up the bacon, this was the last meal of the trip)

The chickenfried pork chops with skillet gravy, fried potatoes and onions... with eggs and a bit of fruit..

The chops were so good... tender and juicy in the center, crisp on the outside....

I need to make this at home sometime. I eat better when camping than I do at the farm!


Anonymous said...

You know this is the same recepie that I also love to make. I always buy my chops from a good butcher I know who cuts them 1 & 1/2 inches thick. It keeps them moist on the inside and tender, instead of dried out.

Have you tried fried okra with the chops and gravey? Just a thought.
As always you have a killer meal laid out. Wish I was there.

Jim Dorchak

Anonymous said...

My gosh, you were cooking for half the camp, Jeanie?

Did you fry the porker in its own fat? Butter for the potatoes?

The grilling is to actually get them to an higher coretemperature (let 'em cook some more), or just to let the crust dry, or to let them rest/settle?


marc said...

Doggone it jeanie you eat better than any one I know ... camping or at home!

Love the chicken fried pork chop for breakfast, lunch or dinner for that matter. If you had done grits you would have had a full Southern breakfast.

Carol said...

Those look so good, makes me want to pack up and go camping!

Anonymous said...

That looks wonderful.

I really have to get something like that grill to take camping. It really opens up the work space.

cowgirl said...

Jim I love fried okra!! :)
If I would have had any with me that morning I probably would have fried it up too.
Sounds like you have a great butcher, those thicker chops are the way to go.
Thanks Jim! :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Donald!
I probably was cooking for half the campsite.
There was only one other camp of people that morning and I think we out-numbered them. lol

I used oil to chickenfry the chops and the tatoes. I always take a jug of oil in case I'm lucky enough to catch some fish to fry. :)
I set the fried chops on the warm spot of the grill to keep them warm while I make the rest of the breakfast.

Hope you're having a great weekend Donald! :)

cowgirl said...

Marc, I love grits too!! :)
I do eat better when camping than at home. Something about that wood fire, everything tastes so good.
It's been so hot here, I've not cooked much at all since the camp out... just eating salads and sandwiches.
Hope you are having a nice weekend too Marc!
Thanks friend. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Carol! Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Kirby!
That grate is so handy.. you can move food off the heat. You can also add more logs on one side if you're doing a really long cook.
I love the thing. :)
Hope your weekend is going well! :)

Big Dude said...

I think you eat better camping than me and most others do anywhere.

Ross in Ventura said...

You are making me hungry Jeanie


cowgirl said...

Thanks Larry, I know I eat better when camping than at home. One of the reasons I look forward to the trip. :)

cowgirl said...

Hey Ross, it's good to see you! Hope you are having a great summer. :)

sparky said...

wow, another great meal jeanie. looks like you have enough for 2 there. :)

cowgirl said...

Sparky!!! It's so good to see ya. :)
I was just looking at some of your fantastic ribs. :)
I have some sauce that I want to send to you... I'll shoot you a message.
Thanks for stopping by. (((HUGS)))

Patrick_CT said...

You sure make some wonderful food Jeanie! I love to look at your site.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Patrick! It's good to see you!! I appreciate you stopping by too. Hope you're having a great week so far. :)