Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
DH and I enjoyed this pork chop recipe from my Williams-Sonoma "Steak and Chops" cookbook. It's easy to prepare, without a lot of prep. We used vermouth. Prep time includes the at least 15 minute resting time for the meat at room temp.
- 4 center-cut pork chops, at least 1 1/2 inches thick
For the Rub
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, halved, thinly sliced
- 1 green apple, quartered, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup dry vermouth (or white wine)
- Slash the edges of the chops in 1 or 2 places to prevent curling. To make the rub, in a small bowl combine the sage, salt, and pepper. Rub the pork chops all over with the rub. Let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour, or cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring to room temperature, if necessary, before cooking.
- In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the chops and brown for about 2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to medium and cover the pan. Cook until the meat is lightly pink near the bone or an instant-read thermometer inserted away from the bone registers 145 degrees F (63 C), 4-5 minutes longer. Transfer the chops to a platter and tent them loosely with aluminum foil while you make the sauce.
- Pour off all but 1 Tb of the drippings from the pan. Add the onion and apple and saute until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the vermouth and deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
- Spoon the apple and onion mixture onto individual plates. Place the pork chops on top, drizzle with the pan juices, and serve.
This was a great recipe for pork chops! I let the wine reduce a bit before serving. DH loved them!<br/>made for ZWT9 Soup-a-Stars
I quite liked the taste of the pork with sage and pepper, but I didn't really like the onion, apple and wine mixture. For some reason I expected it to be more sauce like.