People often complain that pork is too dry, and it’s true that if you’re not careful it can turn into a dried up, chewy mess. One way to avoid this is to cook it with or in a sauce; you will see that this is a firm favourite in the Franglaise household and there will be more of these recipes coming soon.
If you don’t want to go to the expense of buying a bottle of Noilly Prat (around £10 a bottle), you can use Martini or white wine instead, the taste is not quite as good but they are perfectly fine substitutes.
You can serve this with so many different accompaniments: potatoes (roast, baked, sautéed, chips, boiled), pasta, rice, pretty much any vegetables. As you can see we made it recently with our rice and courgettes mix, and the two combined are popular with our family.
- Cook the pork chops on medium heat for 5 minutes on each side
- (Optional) Add some sliced mushrooms and cook on high heat for 5 minutes
- Add the Noilly Prat (or Martini or white wine), season and cook for 5 more minutes
Put your frying pan onto a medium heat. Get all your ingredients ready.
Cook the pork chops on a medium heat for 5 minutes on each side. You want them to be brown. If you cook them too quickly they will burn on the outside and still be raw in the middle. If you go too slowly they will end up boiled and dry.
Add the Noilly Prat (as mentioned above you can substitute with the same quantity of Martini or white wine), season and cook for 5 more minutes on a medium / high heat to reduce the liquid a little.
As an optional extra (another veg for the kids) you can add some sliced mushrooms before the Noilly Prat; cook them on a high heat for 5 minutes.
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