Pork Scallopini with Lemon Butter, Caper sauce

Pj Brearley

By
@FunNtheKitchen

This is an amazing and tasty pork dish. It can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. I've changed it up a bit to make it much simpler and less time consuming. As well, I adjusted the sauce in order to thicken it up a bit, yet keep the rich buttery lemony flavor. I like to serve this with steamed carrots and pork stuffing or baked potatoes.


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Serves:

4-5

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
boneless thin centercut pork chops
2 Tbsp
capers
1/3 c
white wine or chicken broth
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1/4 c
oil (or enough to make a puddle in the bottom of your frying skillet.)
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
plus 1 t. all purpose flour
to taste
salt and pepper
1 tsp
fresh parsley, chopped fine (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Season pork with salt and pepper. (or any of your favorite seasonings to taste)
2
Dredge in 1/2 c. flour. (Reserving the other 1 T. for the sauce, later)
3
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
4
Cook the pork chops 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a warm plate. (Do not cover. This will cause the breading to get soft). I heat my oven and then shut it down so that it is slightly warm and place the plate of pork chops in the oven.
5
Drain excess oil from skillet, except for approximately 1/2 tablespoon.
6
Replace pan back on the stove top and add 1 T. butter and 1 T. flour to the reserved oil in pan. Stir until combined.
7
Add the white wine and lemon juice, stirring constantly. Cook, while stirring, until the sauce starts to thicken.
8
Add the capers and the remaining tablespoon of butter, stirring slowly to incorporate.
9
Serve with the sauce over the chops or on the side. It's all a matter of preference. (I like mine over my chops. D.H. likes his on the side.)
10
Top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for color.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy