Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pork Loin Chops with Apple Cider & Thyme

Printable Recipe
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops 
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1. Lightly cover each pork loin with salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes 
& thyme on both side.

2. In a medium pan over medium-high heat saute each pork loin chop in 
1-2 tablespoons canola oil. 

3. Turn pork loin chop & cook evenly on both sides, 3-4 minutes each side or 
until they are no longer pink inside. 

4. Remove pork from the pan & let rest on a plate for 2-3 minutes. Return pan to medium heat & add butter, apple cider vinegar, & white wine, simmer & reduce for 2 minutes. 

Top with apple cider wine reduction & serve warm.

My Dad has mastered quick, easy, & delicious pork chops. I always remember coming home to a home cooked meal after a long day of school followed by a long night of practice & when it was pork chops it was a great night. I tried to make a healthier take on his pan fried pork chops & they turned out better than I expected!

There are many modifications that can be made to this dish. You can use standard bone-in pork chops, you can also roast them in the oven. If you want a breaded style pork chop add a light coat of flour to the pork chop with a little egg white to hold the breading. This dish pairs well with garlic mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, red smashed potatoes, & grilled veggies.

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