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Quick and easy chops December 17, 2010

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Do you recall the other day when my wife talked about the celery root and apple puree recipe that she did?  I thought you might.  Dinner that night was not just pureed vegetables.

We have a file cabinet full of recipes we want to try. We also have in the basement a freezer full of various types of meat that we have been trying to use up.  During our normal Sunday morning menu planning , we decided that we had pork chops in the freezer that weren’t getting any younger.  A quick check through the to try pork folder and we came up with something that looked great.  Pork chops with mustard cream sauce.

I have no idea where my wife found this, but the date on the bottom of the page says 2006.  At least we finally got around to it.
Okay, so you start out by seasoning two large pork chops with salt and pepper. (the recipe calls for four, but it’s just the two of us) They then get browned on both sides in just a little bit of butter.
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Remove to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm while you build your sauce.
Deglaze the pan with half a cup of white wine and let cook until it reduces to almost nothing. Then add half a cup of chicken broth. We’ve been going through a lot of that lately.
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Cook the liquid until a spatula will leave a clean trail in the bottom of the pan.
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At this point add four tablespoons of coarse grain mustard and three quarters of a cup of heavy cream to the pan. We used half and half. Keeping heavy cream in the house just means that we’re going to do something with it, and that’s probably not a good thing.
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Add the pork chops back to the pan along with any meat juices that you may have gotten while the chops were resting.
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Let the sauce simmer and finish cooking the chops for another five minutes or so, turning once. Until the chops read about 150 degrees on a thermometer.
Plate and serve. Make sure you have bread to mop up the sauce. It’s mighty tasty.
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Quick, easy and very flavorful. What more could you ask of dinner?

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Comments

1. judy - December 17, 2010

Quick and easy is for sure from the looks. You guys are a good team. Yum.


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