Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What's Cookin?: Sage Rubbed Pork Chops

This is a very simple but tasty recipe for pork chops and fresh sage.  You can always substitute dried herbs for fresh if you like.  I served this as a side to my barley risotto.  

Sage Rubbed Pork Chops
Serves: 4

4 pork chops
salt and pepper
about 20 leaves fresh sage, chopped
2 Tbsp. butter
1 can beef broth
cornstarch and warm water

1) Sprinkle salt and pepper on pork chops.  Rub both sides of each chop with chopped fresh sage.

2) Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat and fry the pork chops for about 5 minutes per side or until well browned.

3) Once pork chops are cooked, add beef broth to your skillet to deglaze the pan.  Stir well.  Bring sauce to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low.  Cover pan and simmer for about 45 minutes.  

4) Remove pork chops to a plate.  Turn heat back up to medium.  Add salt and pepper to your sauce to taste.  

5) Add about 2 Tbsp. cornstarch to a cup with a little bit of warm water and mix well.  Add the cornstarch/water mixture to make your gravy as thick as you like.  Add a little bit at a time and stir sauce well.  Repeat until your sauce is how you prefer.  Add pork chops back to the sauce.  Serve warm.