Have you ever been to the store and seen specials on meat? You know, buy five packages of meat for 20.00. I did that a couple of weeks ago. I bought two packages of pork steaks, one whole chicken, and two packages of small pork chops. I haven’t used the chicken yet, but Hubby made pork steaks – my littlest is ecstatic, and I decided to make something new with the pork chops.
Since I had mashed potatoes and stuffing left from Thanksgiving, I wanted to make something with gravy so that I could eat the rest of the Thanksgiving food, and this was what I came up with.
Pork Chops with Gravy – easy peasy dinner
8 small boneless pork chops
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large sprig rosemary, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup white wine
2 tsp Italian seasoning
½ to ¾ stick butter
Flour to make roux
1 quart chicken stock
Salt and pepper the pork chops. Heat oil in pan and sauté pork chops, browning on both sides. Remove from pan. Add more oil and sauté garlic and shallots until soft. Deglaze with white wine and add Italian seasoning and rosemary.
While pork is sautéing, make a roux in a skillet, set aside until garlic and shallots are cooked. After pan has been deglazed and seasoning has been added, add chicken stock and bring to a low boil. Add roux to pan and whisk until it has combined with the liquid. Add pork back to pan and cook over low heat until sauce thickens, and pork is cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with potatoes
Dinner was great! The pork was tender, and the gravy was light and creamy. If you want really creamy gravy, just add a dollop of cream to finish off the gravy. I know that the picture doesn't do this dish justice. I did change the recipe from the original way I made it. I think making the roux separately will make the gravy thicker. I assumed that the olive oil was enough fat and only added flour to thicken.
Have a great evening! Be back soon with more recipes. Hope you are all having a great holiday season.