Thursday, February 5, 2009

Garlic and Herb Pork Chops

Simple, clean flavors for fool-proof pork chops. These were wonderful when served alongside roasted broccoli and butternut squash with roasted apple brown betty for dessert.

Garlic and Herb Pork Chops

3 TBSP olive oil, divided
4 center cut loin chops
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried sage
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried thyme


1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 2 TBSP olive oil and bring to temperature.

2. Generously salt and pepper one side of the pork chops. Lay that side down into pan. Drizzle bare side (which should be up) with remaining 1 TBSP olive oil. Salt and pepper, then rub in minced garlic. Sprinkle with herbs.

3. Cook 4-5 minutes on the first side, depending on thickness of the chop. Flip chop and cover pan, leaving a slight vent. Cook 6-8 minutes, depending on thickness of chop.

4. Allow to rest for two minutes, then enjoy!


annieseats said...

These sound like a delicious quick dinner! I'll definitely keep these in mind when I'm running low on time (or energy).

Joelen said...

This looks delicious!!

Erin said...

This looks delicious! My husband and I would both love this.

Beth said...

This dish tastes as good as it looks. I made Rice a roni noodles and sauces with this in the flavor of garlic and olive oil along with some steamed broccoli. Our dinner was absolutely awesome!!!!!