This delicious and simple recipe for juicy, quickly prepared pork chops calls on three kitchen staples -- garlic, sage and rosemary. The chops are pan roasted, cooked in a covered skillet with the herbs, garlic and some olive oil. Covering the pan holds in moisture and helps keep the chops from becoming too dry or tough.
Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. When oil starts to shimmer, stir in sage, rosemary and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the meantime, pat chops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Increase heat to medium-high and add chops to skillet, directly on top of herb/garlic mixture. Cover skillet and cook chops undisturbed for 5 minutes. Turn chops, cover pan, reduce heat to medium and cook until just cooked through, about 5 minutes for 3/4-inch thick chops. Adjust time according to thickness of chops. Transfer to plates and serve.
Makes 2 to 4 servings.
I sometimes add a little vermouth to the pan when I turn the chops and cover it to finish the cooking. This introduces some extra moisture to the meat, along with a very subtle flavor note, due to vermouth's fairly neutral taste.
cbledsoe 2m agoI made this last night. It was delish!
cbledsoe 2m agoMade this last night. I didn't have fresh sage but used rubbed sage spice and rosemary from my herb garden. It was delish! Porkchops were very tender and moist.
wendy_rae_nutter 2m agoQuick question. When us vermouth added?
LifesGreat 3m agoExcellent! Sgrishka recipes are always spot-on perfect! Thanks so much for posting!
AESG 8m agoTasty and easy
katarmybrat 1y agoVery easy to make! And I got to use my fresh herbs! Tobs of flavor! Loved it!
evie50 1y ago
tchen1019 1y agoThis was really good and so easy to make as well! I salted it a bit too much, but the sage, rosemary and garlic was subtle but definitely noticeable! Kids loved it, wife was mad I put too much salt. LOL...great overall.
nabcoengineer 1y agoI just made these as part of a low carb diet for my room mate. I must say these are just wonderful. You can still taste the porkiness of them but the sage adds a WOW factor that can't be beat. I will definitely make these again.
Verdeo 2y agoThis is my go to recipe for pork chops. The dry vermouth just adds a lovely finishing touch!