Pork Chops with Green Peppercorn Sauce
Editor's Note: This is a nice dish to serve at a casual dinner party. Pork Chops with Green Peppercorn Sauce is bursting with a savory flavor you do not want to miss. The soft and mild peppercorns add a gentle spice to your cream sauce. This easy pork with peppercorn sauce recipe is also very quick to prepare. You can build a nice menu around the pork chops recipe. This dish is nice to serve with hashed brown potatoes and freshly steamed vegetables. Don't miss out on this wonderful pork chops experience. From the first bite, you will be happy you made this flavorful dish.
These soft, mild peppercorns add a gentle spice to the creamy sauce. Good with hashed brown potatoes and freshly steamed green vegetables.
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time15 min
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get Together
- 4 center cut pork loin chops
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- ¼ cup dry sherry
- 2/3 cup chicken stock
- 1 1/2 tbsp green peppercorns in brine, rinsed, drained, and lightly crushed
- ¼ cup créme fraîche or heavy cream
Trim the chops of excess fat and season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large, heavy frying pan on medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook for 6–8 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, until golden brown and the juices run clear. Transfer to a warm plate and cover with foil.
To make the sauce, melt the butter in the pan. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes, or until tender. Add the sherry, and cook for 1 minute, stirring up the browned bits in the pan. Add the stock and peppercorns and cook about 2 minutes, or until slightly reduced.
Stir in the creme fraiche. Spoon the sauce over the chops and serve immediately.
2008 Dorling Kindersley