DEEP FRIED PORK CHOP WITH VEGETABLE SOUP

Teresa Howell

By
@geoter1968

THIS SOUP IS SO GOOD, MY HUSBAND LOVES IT AND ON A COLD WINTER DAY IT WARMS THE SOUL....


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Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter
2
carrots, chopped
2
celery, chopped
1
onion, chopped
3 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
32 oz
vegetable broth
1
(14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 large
white potato, cubed
1/2
(10-ounce) box frozen corn
1/2
(10-ounce) box frozen peas
5 oz
fresh green breans, cut into bite size pieces
2 Tbsp
freshly chopped parsley leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE PORK CHOPS
PEANUT OIL TO FRY
1 1/2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1 TABLESPOON SEASONING SALT
1 TEASPOON GROUND BLACK PEPPER
4 (1-INCH THICK) BONE-INCENTER CUT PORK CHOPS
2
IN A LARGE POT OVER MEDIUM HEAT, MELT BUTTER AND SAUTE CARROTS, CELERY AND ONION UNTIL SOFTENED, ABOUT 5 MINUTES.
3
ADD THE FLOUR TO THE VEGETABLES AND BLEND WELL. COOK FLOUR UNTIL IT ACHIEVES A SLIGHT BLONDE COLOR.
4
NEXT, STIR IN THE TOMATO PASTE AND ALLOW TO SLIGHTLY COOK, ABOUT 1 TO 2 MINUTES. POUR IN VEGETABLE BROTH WHILE STIRRING AND BRING SOUP TO A BOIL.
5
REDUCE HEAT AND ADD THE CAN OF DICED TOMATOES AND THE POTATOES. SIMMER UNTIL POTATOES ARE COOKED THROUGH, ABOUT 20 MINUTES.
6
MEANWHILE PREHEAT THE PEANUT OIL IN A ELECTRIC FRYER WITH A DEEP-FRYER THERMOMETER TO 325 DEGREES F.
7
IN A LARGE CASSEROLE DISH, MIX TOGETHER FLOUR, AND SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER. DREDGE CHOPS IN FLOUR MIXTURE, PATTING EXCESS FLOUR OFF.
8
PLACE CHOPS, 2 AT A TIME, IN FRYER AND COOK UNTIL COOKED THROUGH, ABOUT 6 MINUTES. COOL SLIGHTLY AND REMOVE TO A PAPER TOWEL LINED SHEET TRAY.
9
ADD THE COOKED CHOPS TO SOUP AND SIMMER ANOTHER 30 MINUTES, OR UNTIL THE MEAT FALLS OFF THE BONE. DURING THE LAST 10 MINUTES OF COOKING, ADD THE CORN, PEAS, AND GREEN BEANS. LADLE SOUP INTO INDIVIDUAL BOWLS, TOP WITH A PORK CHOP AND SPRINKLE WITH PARSLEY.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup