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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

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 4-ounce boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per serving: 299 calories; 15 g fat (4 g sat, 8 g mono); 72 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 0 g fiber; 342 mg sodium; 319 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Ethnic/Regional
French
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Pork
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Publication
January/February 2009

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