Leftover veal piccata will keep in the refrigerator for three or four days, if well wrapped. To reheat, place it in a low oven (300 F) with the sauce on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Add some more stock to cover, and cover with foil. Reheat for about 15 to 20 minutes until completely hot.
To freeze leftover veal piccata, separate the veal from the sauce if at all possible. Store the sauce in a zip-close bag or a freezer-safe jar, and the veal, well-wrapped, in a zip-close freezer bag.
To minimize the risk of the buttermilk separating, add it later. Add the chicken broth to the onion-and-flour mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, until thickened and reduced. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the water and buttermilk and then add the pork chops and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes as directed. Make sure to keep the heat low once you've added the buttermilk.
This delicious variation on the gravy is very easy to make:
Add 2 cups of any sliced mushrooms of your liking—such as baby bella, white, portobello, or cremini—at the same time as you add the onions to the pan.
Let the onions caramelize and the mushrooms brown.
Add a splash of sherry before proceeding with the subsequent steps.
Smothered pork chops with onion gravy over rice is a hearty meal that doesn't need much in the way of sides. Nonetheless, here are a few side dish ideas that complement the savory flavors of the dish:
Bread: Cornbread and corn muffins are always tasty partners with anything that features pork. Substitute with French or sourdough bread for a milder flavor, or make garlic bread for a pungent punch.
Veggies: Serve with cooked green vegetables or legumes like broccoli, mustard greens, peas, green beans, or lima beans. Or make a salad dressed in a citrusy vinaigrette.
Pasta: Try our creamy baked macaroni and cheese, or serve with a simple spaghetti aglio e olio.
Rice: This delicious mushroom risotto beautifully enhances the onion flavor in the gravy.
Wine: Try pinot noir or shiraz for a satisfying pairing.
4 large pork chops, 1 1/2 inches thick; about 2 pounds
Per The Old Farmer's Almanac, you could replace the molasses with maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener or just cut back on the sweetener. Start with less—as you can always add more. Switchel shouldn’t coat your mouth; it should taste refreshing. Another idea is to add a teaspoon of fresh lemon or lime juice for zing.