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Pork Chops with Garlic Cream

Course Main Course, Pork
Cuisine French
Keyword cream, garlic, pork chops
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 553 kcal


  • 1.5 tbsp unsalted butter 1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1.5 tbsp shallots 1 1/2 tablespoon finely choppd shallots
  • 0.33333333333333 cup white wine 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 thyme 1 spring fresh thyme
  • 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup heavy cream
  • 0.33333333333333 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 12 garlic 12 laege peeled left whole garlic cloves
  • 4 pork chops 4 bone in, about 1' thick pork chops
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • thyme Fresh thyme leaves
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  1. In a small sauce pan melt the butter over medium-low heat and cook the shallots until softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the wine, thyme and a generous ¼ teaspoon salt. Raise the heat to medium and simmer until the liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons. Stir in the heavy cream and the buttermilk and all the garlic cloves.

  3. Return to a bare simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is completely tender, 40 to 45 minutes.

  4. Transfer the garlic mixture to a blender and puree until very smooth, about 1 minute. Return the garlic sauce to the saucepan. It should be thick enough to cover the back of a wooden spoon but easy to pour. Set aside covered to keep warm.

  5. Preheat oven to 375°.

  6. Salt and pepper generously the pork chops. In a large skillet over medium high heat add the oil. When hot add the chops and sear them on each side, 2 minutes each sides.

  7. Remove from the stove and place in the hot oven. Cook for 3 minutes at 375° then lower the heat to 300° for another 5 minutes. The chops need to be springy to the touch and golden brown on the outside.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Chops with Garlic Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1040IU21%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.