Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Moist pork chops with a hint of maple syrup served with a savory golden raisin dressing. This comfort food is fit for gourmet company! Plan to brine the pork chops for at least 8 hours.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup real maple syrup
- 1⁄8 cup kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cracked peppercorn
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 pinch clove
- 1 pinch ginger
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 pork chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh cilantro or 1⁄3 cup parsley
- 3 slices whole grain bread, ends preferred
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium chicken broth
- Bring brine ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn off heat and cool. Add up to 10 ice cubes if you are in a hurry.
- Place pork chops in cooled brine to marinate from eight hours to overnight in the fridge.
- Remove pork chops from brine and discard brining liquid. Pat pork chops dry.
- Cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes. In a cup, mix egg, cream and final chicken broth together.
- Gather remaining ingredients as the dish goes together quickly once started. You will need two good-sized frying pans, one for the pork chops and one for the dressing.
- Preheat pan on med-hi heat, add olive oil and butter and fry pork chops 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and place a tightly-fitted lid on pork chops. Don't worry, they aren't supposed to be done yet.
- Now, in the second pan, sauté the onion and raisins in butter over medium-hi heat for a few minutes. Add cilantro and cubed bread and sauté for a couple more minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in egg mixture a little at a time, so that you don't end up with scrambled eggs. When soaked in, return to heat and cook for a few more minutes.
- At this point, the pork chops will have finished cooking. Serve the pork chops with the stuffing on the side.
- Note: Please use the second pan so that the dressing will compliment the pork chops rather than tasting just like them. It's worth washing the second pan!
awesome flavors - the sweetnesss of the maple syrup really comes through and the stuffing the perfect little match made for ZWT4
Wonderful! And, easily prepared. Thank you for a recipe I'll use again.
Love love loved this! The brine really made these chops super tender! I think I would like the flavor of the chops mixed with the dressing, so next time I may just use one pan. Also I think next time I will use skim milk instead of heavy cream to lighten it up. I really enjoyed the dressing, but picked out the rasins since I am not fond of them to begin with. Great way to prepare pork chops!