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A little cornstarch gives the sweet and salty Marsala sauce for this pork dish the kind of body it would usually take a cup of heavy cream (rather than low-fat milk) to achieve. The recipe makes plenty of sauce, so you'll want to serve it with some egg noodles or mashed potatoes to soak it all up.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010

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35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Mix 2 tablespoons Marsala and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.

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  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper, then dredge in the flour.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the pork chops. Cook until well browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add prosciutto to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until browned, about 1 minute. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until it starts to soften and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons Marsala, oregano and 1 1/2 teaspoons chives and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add milk and the reserved cornstarch mixture to the pan; adjust the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and reduced slightly, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Return the pork chops and any accumulated juice to the pan and simmer, turning to coat, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the chops topped with the sauce and garnished with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons chives.

Tips

Note: Marsala, a fortified wine from Sicily, is a flavorful addition to many sauces. Don't use the “cooking Marsala” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase Marsala that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store. An opened bottle can be stored in a cool, dry place for months.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 29.9g; carbohydrates 16.7g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 6.1g; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 78.3mg; vitamin a iu 180.1IU; vitamin c 2.9mg; folate 30.7mcg; calcium 104.1mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 36.4mg; potassium 497.8mg; sodium 526.1mg; thiamin 0.9mg; added sugar 2g.
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