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Pork Chops with Riesling Sauce

By The Editors

Published April 1, 2024

The complexity of a sweet or semi-sweet white wine makes a lovely pan sauce that tastes like you labored for hours. If you don’t have a sweet-ish wine, use dry white and add a teaspoon of sugar or maple syrup.

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Pork Chops with Riesling Sauce

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Makes 4 servings 1x

Time 20 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork loin or sirloin chops, no more than 1 inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 shallots, or 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup Riesling or other sweet, fruity white wine
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Put the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Pat the chops dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, add the meat and cook, undisturbed, until the bottoms are browned and the chops release easily, 1 to 3 minutes, then turn and repeat for the other side. They should still be pink inside. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and return the skillet to medium heat.
  2. Add the shallots or onion to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown in places, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the wine has reduced to a thin syrup, just a minute or 2. Add the butter and stir until it melts and the sauce thickens, another minute.
  3. Return the chops to the pan and cook, turning at least once, until they’re coated with the sauce but still a little pink at the center, about a minute. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding lots more black pepper. Serve the chops hot, drizzled with the sauce.

— Recipe from Dinner for Everyone