Kid Tested Mother Approved Portuguese Pork Chop

Recipe by Elmotoo
READY IN: 35mins


  • 6
    bone in rib chops
  • olive oil, to line the bottom of frying pan (I prefer to use my electric frying pan for this recipe so I can add all the Pork Chops at once)
  • 2
    teaspoons garlic
  • 1
    large lemon
  • 3
    cups white wine (I love using a traditional inexpensive white like Vinho Verde)
  • salt and pepper


  • Line bottom of frying pan with olive oil and heat. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Add the pork chops and do not flip until a nice brown crust forms on each chop. Do the same on both sides. The brown crust is key in this dish.
  • Add garlic to the pan *when you flip the chops* and brown along with the pork.
  • Cut Lemon in half. Slice one half into 6 thin slices. Squeeze the other half over the pork chops.
  • Add bay leaves to the pan.
  • Pour the white wine evenly over the chops and simmer on low for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Use meat thermometer to check the pork.
  • Serve with a slice of Lemon on top of each chop.