San Francisco Pork Chops
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- Ready In:
- Trim fat from pork chops.
- Heat 1 T oil in skillet. Brown chops on both sides.
- Remove chops and saute garlic for one minute being careful not to burn.
- Combine 2 t oil, sherry or broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, and pepper flakes.
- Return chops to skillet.Pour mixture over top. Cover tightly.
- Simmer over low heat till chops are tender and cooked through (30-35 minutes).
- Add 1-2 t water, if needed, to keep sauce from cooking down to much or burning. Turn chops once.
- Remove chops to platter. Stir in cornstarch (dissolved in 2 T water).
- Cook till thickened. Pour over chops and serve with buttered egg noodles.
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This recipe was featured on a "Great American Recipes" recipe card. On the flip side is the Microwave version. Here it is. ------ Ingredients: 4 pork chops 1/2 to 3/4" thick, 1 Tabl. oil, 1 clove garlic, 3 Tabl. dry sherry or broth, 3 Tabl. soy sauce, 1 1/2 Tabl. brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper, 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 1/2 Tabl. water. -------- Directions - 1) Trim chops of fat. 2) In a rounded microwave safe dish, mix the oil and garlic. Spread evenly. 3) Microwave about 1 min. on HIGH power (high wattage microwave ovens may take less time. Be sure not to burn garlic. 4) Add chops to dish with garlic, turning over in garlic oil. 5) Combine sherry, soy sauce, brown sugar and pepper in a bowl, mix, and pour over chops. Cover with wax paper. 6) Microwave on HIGH power for 4 mins., turning chops after the first 2 mins. 7) Keep chops covered and reduce the heat to MEDIUM power, cooking for anther 12 to 15 mins, until chops are no longer pink. (About 145-150 degrees F.) Remove chops to serving dish. 8) Dissolve cornstarch in water. Stir into pan juices. 9) Microwave on HIGH or 1 to 2 mins. until thickened. Leave uncovered and stir. 10) Pour sauce over chops and serve. A great way to cook chops in summer without heating up your kitchen. We like to serve them with Orange Peanut Noodles garnished with Scallions.
I made the following changes, which I don't think are substantial enough to keep me from rating this fantastic, easy recipe: I didn't have fresh garlic so I used a rosemary garlic seasoning that my sister gave me (yum!); I reduced the soy to 3T; I reduced the cooking time to 25 minutes. The chops are moist and the sauce is delicious. Thanks
I used bone in pork chops. The only other thing I altered was the garlic. I didn't have any fresh garlic on hand so I used minced garlic from a jar. All in all this was a pretty good recipe. DH said "that was excellent", which in our house is the equivelent to three thumbs up. And the kids (ages 7, 9, and 12) all asked for seconds!!!! The chops were tender and the sauce was good, although next time I will only use half as much soy sauce - it was too much for my taste. Then again, perhaps with fresh garlic the soy wouldnt seem so overpowering. I will definitely make this again and let you know how they turn out. Thanks for sharing!!!