February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Very quick and easy new recipe: Pork Chops with Beer and Gravy Mustard Sauce with French Fries.



4 bone in pork chops

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 medium shallots minced

1 ½ teaspoon all purpose flour

1 cup amber lager, Dos Equis Amber or any of choice

½ cup low salt chicken broth

2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon mustard

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven, set a large rimmed baking sheet on the rack and heat the oven to 475°. Season the pork chops all over with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a heavy duty ovenproof 12” skillet. Swirl to coat the pan bottom with the shimmering hot oil. Arrange the pork chops in the pan, cover with a ovenproof splatter screen and cook until nice and golden, around 6 minutes. Turn the chop and transfer the skillet and the splatter screen to the oven. Roast for another 8 minutes.

When done transfer to a platter. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the skillet.

Add the shallots and sauté over medium heat, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour until combined. Stir in the beer, chicken broth, maple syrup, and thyme. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the skillet with a wooden spoon.

Simmer vigorously until reduced to about 1 cup, about 3 minutes.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the mustard and the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the sauce over the pork chops

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