As you probably know, pork and apples make great partners. But have you considered matching pork chops with ripe, juicy pears? Try this delicious, superquick entree -- you'll love the flavor combo so much that you may never go back to applesauce.
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 4 (3/4-inch) boneless loin pork chops (3 to 4 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 1/3 cup chopped scallions
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 firm ripe pear, cut into thick slices (about 3/4 inch thick)
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
Combine the flour with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper on a shallow plate. Add the pork chops, tossing to coat.
In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook, turning once, about 8 minutes total or until cooked through. Remove to a plate; cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
In the same skillet, add the wine, scallions, cream, lemon juice and remaining salt and pepper, stirring to scrape up any browned bits and until the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
Gently stir in the pear slices; cook until just heated through, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour over the chops; sprinkle with parsley.
A 12-inch skillet is just the right size for cooking the boneless chops. Shop for a 12-inch skillet.
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