Turn your dining room into a French bistro when you dress up pepper-crusted pork chops with a rich, creamy brandy sauce. Serve with roasted sweet potato slices and green beans.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

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20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Pat the mixture onto both sides of each pork chop. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge each chop in the flour, shaking off any excess.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops, reduce heat to medium and cook until browned and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add brandy and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the pork chops with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 19g 38% DV; carbohydrates 2.6g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 0.2g; fat 13.8g 21% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 63.2mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 118.5IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.5mg 1% DV; folate 6.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 36mg 4% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 21.5mg 8% DV; potassium 288.4mg 8% DV; sodium 343.3mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 44% DV.

Reviews (23)

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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2019
I love to cook and love to try new recipes. I will never live long enough to try all the recipes I have so I rarely make the same recipe twice. With the exception of this recipe. It is fabulous! Whenever I have pork chops and want to be sure of the outcome I make this. Wonderful! Only change is that I make twice as much sauce - it is that good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2014
Wow! Juicy tender and delicious Go for this one! It turned out way better than I expected. The pork chops were tender and juicy. THe sauce was delicious. I substituted cooking sherry for the brandy since I didn't feel like making an extra trip to the liquor store. Served with roasted red potatoes which with the sauce tasted like an up-scaled sour cream and onion potato chip. Pros: Easy Tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2014
Switched a few things up I didn't rate this 5 stars because I changed a few things in the recipe but it was a great jumping off point. 1) as another reviewer suggested I brined the pork first for about 1.5/2 hours; 2) instead of shallot I used onions; 3) instead of brandy I used red wine (zinfandel); and 4) instead of sour cream I used nonfat plain greek yogurt. It turned out AWESOME! Very different than anything I've ever made before and a great addition to my repertoire. The sauce is a beautiful purple color because of the wine and it went perfectly with the purple onions I used. The wine needs a little longer to reduce than the recipe suggests with brandy otherwise it ends up being a bit more liquidy than the picture (but still tasty!). Pros: easy few ingredients Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2013
Best pork chops I have made this several times but use sherry and it always turns out great! It is easy so very tasty and a little on the elegant side. My uncle who is an inveterate meat eater said these were the best pork chops he had ever had. Pros: Tender and tasty Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2013
Just a few minor tweeks I brined my pork for 2 hours before pan seared both sides and slow cooked it in the oven - it turned out very tender and moist. I didn't have brandy but whiskey was perfect. I also made up my own spice blend to add to the pork. Everyone raved. I recommend brine because pork is very easy to overcook and has a tendency to get dry. Pros: delicious Cons: a bit labor intensive Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2013
No brandy? Try Disaronno! I didn't have brandy or white wine but I did have Disaronno so I used it. The flavor of the sauce was outstanding! Love this receipt. Pros: Excellent flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2013
Quick and Delicious Made this last night with dry sherry instead of brandy and served with asparagus. It was quick easy and delicious! Will definitely be making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2012
Wonderful Recipe I didn't want to buy brandy just to try this dish but I keep white wine on hand for cooking. I noticed that a couple of reviewers said white wine might be better so I went ahead with trying. When I got to the stage to add the sour cream I discovered that I was out but it was too late so I just used the sauce without and it was delicious. I don't think the sour cream would have improved it. Hubby loved this dish and I did too. This will be my regular pork chop recipe now. Pros: Easy fast and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2012
A must try! This was done up in a snap. This is well worth trying just for the sauce - it is amazing!!! As soon as my partner was done he said this is like something you could get in a restaurant. Yep! I found no issue with using the brandy at all. I just cooked most of it down per the recipe and it went together very well w/the reduced sour cream. After trying this this will be a guaranteed staple in your home. Only complaint! The recipe says 4 servings and the recipe calls for 4 porks chops. So only one pork chop per person? Nuh-uh!!! I want at least two of these tasty little things - I don't care if I double my calories. Pros: The sauce easy to make Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2012
Sophisticated and satisfying Next time we'll be more careful about how much shallot we use used too much our first time. Would keep it to a quarter cup or less for the full recipe. Or a little more if you increase the amount of sauce which we plan to do using about 2/3 cup of brandy (or probably better yet Marsala) and 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2011
these were delicious These chops were perfect! I couldn't find shallots so I used scallions instead. I did not find the Brandy overpowering you just need to cook it down enough. I will absolutely be making these again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
super yummy and super easy! my husband liked them and my son (5) even liked the pork chop without the sauce! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was DELICIOUS! We served as per the suggestion with baked sweet potato slices and green beans plus a glass of pinot noir. It was honestly one of the best meals we've ever cooked. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
So very good!!! Used white wine because I didn't have brandy and onions because I didn't have shallots and it was really good. I served with whole wheat egg noodles because the sauce reminded me of a stroganoff and it really really worked!! so good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful! We will be making this again and again. Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I GUESS this would be good. I'd like to try it. However Collin County (suburban Dallas) only sells beer and wine. What is a good substitute for the brandy so that I don't have to make a drive into Dallas for one silly ingredient??? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
yummy! i will sure love it i'll try cooking it for dinner tonight but i'll put red wine instead of brandy join me for dinner? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My wife and i both liked this quite a bit. I had to work with what I had on hand like plain nonfat yogurt scallions and alcohol free white zinfindel. It still turned out well. Next time I will be better prepared and follow the recipe to the letter. I'm sure it will be even better. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Perhaps this would have been good if I would have substituted white wine instead of brandy. Really strong brandy flavor but the process was a lot of fun.. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious and easy to prepare! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
would this be better with white or red wine substituted for the brandy? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Good not great This is really easy to make and feel really fancy. However I've made this twice and I think the brandy flavor is just a little overpowering in the sauce. Some of these reviews are suggesting white wine perhaps I'll give this a try next time. Pros: easy to make pork is delicious Cons: strong brandy flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Better than expected I have to say I was a little put off by some of the reviews but I thought this was delicious. Maybe some of the other reviewers were using too much brandy or didn't let it evaporate enough? Anyway great meal. Read More