Recipe by KellyMac6
Great easy and basic pork chop recipe. Especially great when used with a marinade. From Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Top Review by Mike Q.
Fantastic results! I always like Julia's recipes. I followed the recipe except I made the following slight changes: I used bacon grease to brown the chops...love the taste. Then drained all of it and disposed of it. I also used three large cloves sliced into about 12 slices. While I was seasoning the chops I sautéd the garlic in the butter on low. Cooked each chop with several slices of garlic on top. Finally, I added 1/4 cup heavy cream to the white wine and sprinkled in 1 tablespoon flour. I like my gravy more substantial. The salt, pepper and thyme from the chops seasoned the drippings perfectly. Again, a great recipe.
- 6 pork chops, cut 1 inch thick
- 3 -4 tablespoons rendered pork fat or 3 -4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 garlic cloves, halved (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Dry the pork chops on paper towels.
- Heat the fat or oil in the casserole until it is moderately hot, then brown the chops, 2 or 3 at a time, on each side for 3 to 4 minutes. As they are browned transfer them to a side dish.
- Season with salt, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoons thyme if they have not been previously marinated.
- Pour the fat out of the casserole and add the butter and garlic if using.
- Return the chops to the casserole, overlapping slightly, and baste them with the butter.
- Cover and heat the casserole until the meat is sizzling, then set in lower third of preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Turn and baste the chops once or twice.
- Remove chops to serving platter.
- Remove all but 2 Tb. of fat from the casserole and add in the white wine.
- Boil rapidly, scraping up coagulated cooking juices until you have about 1/2 cup of concentrated sauce. Pour sauce over chops.