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Pork Chops au Poivre

January/February 2009

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"would this be better with white or red wine substituted for the brandy? "
Pork Chops au Poivre Recipe

21 Reviews for Pork Chops au Poivre

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.

Easy, fast, and delicious
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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.

The sauce, easy to make
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02/19/2012
Anonymous
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.

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11/13/2011
Anonymous
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!

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08/11/2011
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.

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