As as sit at the computer writing this post, thinking about what I’m going to have for lunch, and reminiscing [maybe slightly drooling] over this yummy pork chop meal I made a couple of days ago. It’s super easy and beyond flavourful…and most of all saucy! It’s incredible how a few handfuls of chopped herbs elevate any meal, and really take it to the next level. When searing the pork chops, make sure you get some beautiful colour on that meat, it’s where some amazing flavour gets developed. This meal takes 15-20 minutes, from start to finish, and is perfect! [put on your potatoes or boil your water for your beans before you start with the pork chops]
** Tip – I hate throwing away food, and sometimes when you purchase a container or bunch of herbs, majority of it will go to waste. So I wash them dry them and put them in a ziplock bag, and stick them in the freezer. They’re not as good as fresh, but there on hand if you need them. Ones that freeze well: sage, rosemary, thyme.
Pork Chops in a White Wine and Herb Sauce
4 bone in pork chops
3 garlic cloves, grated
1 spring rosemary leaves, chopped
8 sage leaves, chopped
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup chicken broth or stock
1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
salt and pepper
Heat oil in a pan with high sides on medium high heat.
Add pork chops, sear one side for approx. 2 minutes, flip sear the other side, salt and pepper both sides as you are searing.
Remove pork chops to plate.
Lower heat to medium, add a touch more oil if needed, add garlic, rosemary and sage, cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add wine, cook for 1-2 minutes, scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the pan.
Add stock, bring to a simmer, add pork chops, cook until desired doneness.
Turn of heat, add cream or half.
Serve with mashed potatoes and/or green beans.