If you’re planning on serving up some pork chops, give them an extra wow factor by incorporating some of these ingredients into your meal. Your bound to impress some guests with any of these delicious pork chop recipes.
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Browned Butter and Sage
Make your pork chops a buttery decadence by sauteing them in browned butter and sage. Begin by adding the butter to a medium high heat pan. Add in some garlic and onion as well for a boost of flavor. Once the butter has browned, add in the leaves of sage (don’t over-do the sage though or else it will take over the other flavors). Just a few leaves of sage per pork chop is recommended. Next add in the pork chops. Brown on each side (about 6 to 8 minutes per side).
Fennel and Thyme
There’s nothing like a sauteed bulb of fresh fennel and thyme to take your pork chop game to the next level. Caramelize the fennel how you would with an onion. Add some sprigs of thyme and minced garlic. Then throw your pork chops in the pan to cook. You can also bake it in the oven. The slightly sweet flavors from the fennel and thyme make it a delightfully sweet and savory meal. This is also a good option if you are someone who is health conscious and eats clean.
Wine and Mustard
Though wine and mustard don’t typically go together, when they meet a pork chop it’s something special. Saute or grill your pork chops first. Then pour the wine in the same pan (so pork juices are present) and add in some cream and Dijon or ground mustard. Return the pork chops to the pan and let them simmer and soak up the sauce. The result is tangy, acidic, and mouthwatering.
Apples and Bourbon
Sweeten up your chops with a little bourbon and roasted apples. Make a glaze for the pork chops. All you need is some apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, red pepper flakes and garlic to make the perfect glaze. Add the bourbon in last after you’ve already boiled the glaze down to a thick consistency.
Chile Rub for Southern Kick
For those who enjoy some heat with their meat, mix together a chile rub before you throw those chops on the grill. Smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and thyme, make for a spicy chop. Put the rub on your pork chops a good 8 hours ahead of time so that the spices can soak in.
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