As I bring my old recipes over to the new blog I'm evaluating each one on their merits and taking new pictures as necessary. There are a few (very few) recipes though that I'm re-evaluating as to whether I would ever even make them again. I'm trying to only post things here that would be served at my table again in the future.
The following recipe was originally tried and posted as a Pork Chops and Scalloped potatoes done in the crock pot with cherries. While it was okay, but not something we would make again, the recipe itself still had merit so I adjusted the recipe yesterday and tried it again and VOILA we have a recipe I will serve again and again! This recipe will also work with thinner pork chops as well.
APRICOT PORK CHOPS & SCALLOPED POTATOES
4 bone in pork chops
8 apricots, washed, pitted and sliced thin
3 large potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thin
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons butter
3+ tablespoons Wondra flour
1/8 cup sugar
finely grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
- Lay apricots in a single layer in a baking dish and sprinkle with the sugar. Set aside for an hour or so.
- Save you nicest looking apricot pieces to lay on top of pork chops. Puree the rest.
- In a small sauce pan melt the butter. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of Wondra flour until golden.
- Gradually add the cream, stirring continuously until smooth.
- Gradually add in half or more of the apricot puree.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray an 11x7 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Start layering potatoes into the bottom of baking dish, salt and peppering with a dusting of flour and sprinkled with green onions and grated cheese between layers.
- Once all the potatoes are layered, pour 2/3 of your sauce over the potatoes and allow it to dribble and settle into all the cracks.
- Lay pork chops on top of sauce in a single layer.
- Arrange reserved apricot pieces on top of pork chops.
- Add remaining puree to remaining sauce and whisk until smooth.
- Carefully pour over pork chops.
- Cover with lid.
- Bake 1 - 1 1/2 hours (depending on thickness and doneness of chops and potatoes.) Remove lid last 15 minutes. Potato layer will be bubbly.