Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Comfort Food without the Guilt

This dish is an old favorite that really hits the mark for those comfort-food cravings. To speed things up, I cook the pork chops completely on the stove, skipping the one-hour baking baking time in the oven as written in the original recipe. The flavors probably meld a bit better with a slow bake, but it works quite well on the stove and the added one hour cooking time just doesn't seem worth any small benefits that might come from it.

The only other thing I really change about this recipes is to use light sour cream instead of fat free. This does add a few fat calories, but fat free sour cream has no flavor and the only place I like to use it is occasionally in light baking. Even with the added fat of light sour cream, it's still a dish that goes easy on the added fat, instead of using gratuitous amounts of butter and/or full fat sour cream.

The flavor is reminiscent of a stroganoff, another comfort food favorite. Add a side of smashed potatoes and you're in comfort food heaven............


  1. Anonymous11:58 PM

    Thanks for highlighting this recipe. I used to make it all the time; somehow, it has fallen out of rotation. It was one of DH's favorites (not that he gets to see many repeaters any more).

  2. Michelle - I used to try so many new recipes that we didn't see many repeaters either. That tends to be more work, though - it's nice to have a few familiar recipes to make cooking every night a little easier. We have dishes that fall out of rotation too - I need to look at my Mastercook and see what else has fallen out. :)