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Recipe Question

Posted by moonwolf (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 21, 12 at 13:28

Hi everyone,

Just found this recipe online for Oven Baked Pork Chops And Hash Browns. I have one question about it. It calls for 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 can French fried onions. Mom doesn't care for either of those. Can we substitue mayonnaise for the sour cream and chopped onion for the fried onions?

Here's the recipe (I know the protocol LOL)

Oven Baked Pork Chops And Hashbrowns

6 pork chops
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 can (Durkee) fried onions
24 oz. package hashbrowns, thawed
Season salt

Brown chops; season to taste. Combine soup, milk, and sour cream with 1/2 teaspoon season salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add hashbrowns. Spoon into 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle on half the cheese and onions. Top with pork chops. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes.


Brad AKA Moonwolf

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RE: Recipe Question

I would probably just use the sour cream. There isn't much in the recipe. The sour cream will be incorporated into the sauce mixed w/other flavors and not a separate finishing garnish. Of course that would be my solution because I don't like mayonnaise. The fried onions would be dry and the chopped ones wet. Maybe if you sauteed them to remove some of the water. You might want to mix some breadcrumbs into the top layer for crispness.

RE: Recipe Question

Just use regular cream instead of the sour cream.....mayonnaise would make it too oily.
The fried onions are only there for a crunchy topping. You could substitute chow mein fried noodles, or croutons or even cornflakes.
Linda C

RE: Recipe Question

Does she like the unflavored yogurt? I don't see why you couldn't sub that or I think I'd just leave it out, I really wouldn't think you could taste the sour cream though. As far as a topping, how about some crushed up potato chips? Dried bread crumbs maybe?

RE: Recipe Question

Thank you, everyone for your input!

Mom does not like sour cream, yogurt, or cream cheese one bit. She was just thinking of leaving it out. She loves the idea of subbing the croutons for the fried onions!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

RE: Recipe Question

I don't think she will taste the sour cream in the casserole. My Dad doesn't like sour cream but I use it all the time mixed into things and he doesn't know it's there.
As far as topping, I would use some kind of crushed chip: potato chip, frito, etc. Something crunchy.
That recipe gets goods reviews, I hope you enjoy it!

RE: Recipe Question

The sauce will be a bit thick without something for the sour cream....plain cream will be fine.

RE: Recipe Question

But plain cream is expensive compared to sour cream which is why I still say use the sour cream. It will be undetectable.

RE: Recipe Question

Or use buttermilk, if you have some on hand, or just enough milk to make it a bit more moist.

Cream is lovely, but I never had any on hand and it IS expensive. I'd just use a bit of milk, and I also like the idea of croutons on top instead of those fried onions, which I don't care for either. Croutons or toasted bread crumbs for crunch.


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