Date Night Pork Chops

2
Tam D

By
@methodmaven

This recipe is a teeny bit fussy, but it's surprising and wonderful. My husband raved over it, and it became one of his favorite meals. I hope you like it :)

Rating:
★★★★☆ 5 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I will definitely be serving this on my next date night! The pork chops are so tender and I loved the sauce. The dill is a nice flavor addition. This really is an easy to prepare recipe that is guaranteed to impress!

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil
4
pork chops (about 3 lbs.)
1
onion, chopped
1 c
water
1
chicken bouillon cube
1 tsp
salt
3/4 tsp
dried dill weed
1/4 tsp
pepper
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 c
plain yogurt
1 pkg
egg noodles*

How to Make Date Night Pork Chops

Step-by-Step

  • 1Chop onion.

    Trim any excess fat from the pork chops.

    Start a pot of water boiling for the noodles.
  • 2In a heavy 12" skillet heat oil over med-high heat. Add chops, and brown about 4 minutes on each side.
  • 3Remove the chops. Set aside. Discard extra fat from the skillet.
  • 4Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to the skillet, and cook about 3 minutes, stirring often until tender.
  • 5Stir the water, bouillon, salt, dill and pepper into the skillet, scraping up the brown bits.
  • 6Return the chops to the skillet and bring the broth to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes.
  • 7Remove the chops from the broth to a cutting board.
    Pour the broth into a heat-safe 2 cup measuring cup, skim the fat from the top.
  • 8Cut the medallions of pork off the bone. Set aside, covered to keep warm.
  • 9Start the noodles cooking, following package instructions.
  • 10Return the broth to the skillet, and bring to a boil.
    Mix the cornstarch with one tablespoon of water, then stir the mixture into the yogurt.
  • 11Reduce the heat under the skillet, and stir the yogurt mixture into the boiling broth. Heat the sauce until slightly thickened, but do NOT boil.
  • 12Add the pork medallions to the sauce and heat together a few moments.

    Drain the noodles.

    Serve over hot noodles.
  • 13NOTES: I like to use white pepper in a white sauce, but either is fine.

    I save the chop bones in a bag in the freezer for soup (or some other use) later.

    I haven't tried this recipe yet with Greek yogurt, but I can only imagine it would be even better than the traditional kind.

    *This recipe is easily made gluten free by substituting gluten-free pasta for the egg noodles. I only use Tinkyada brand, and I think the brown rice fusilli works best with this recipe, although the penne would be an acceptable alternative.

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About Date Night Pork Chops

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Recipe For: The Best Pork Chop