trim off the fat from the chops, leaving the meat on the bones. butter a large shallow baking dish.
Mix the parsley and the thyme together in a small bowl. Spread one-third of the potatoes in the bottom of a casserole and cover with a layer of chops topped with a third of the parsley-thyme mixture.Add a layer of half the onions, then a third more of the potatoes, the remainig chops, herbs, remaining onions, and the remaining potatoes and parsley mixture. season well with salt and pepper and add the water. cover tightly with aluminum foil. bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours until the meat is tender and the vegtables are done. serve in soup plates topped with chopped parsley sprinkled on top