Thursday, March 11, 2010

Blue cheese pork chops

Okay, this is the dish that my stepson served to us about a month ago. I finally had a chance to make it for myself (and tweak it a little, of course). I have to say, it is incredible.... and easy. 

2 Tbsp. butter
4 thick cut pork chops
1/2 tsp ground black pepper or to taste
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2-3/4 cup riesling or white wine of your choice

1 cup whipping cream
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Season pork chops with pepper.

Heat large skillet over medium heat.  When heated, melt butter in the pan.  When the butter foam has decreased somewhat, place chops in pan, spread with minced garlic, add wine, and fry (uncovered) until chops are done and juices run clear -- about 20-25 minutes.  Do not overcook. Turn chops once half-way through in order to cook evenly.

Remove chops to plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Stir the whipping cream into the skillet, loosening any brown bits as you stir. Add the blue cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens -- about 5 minutes (on medium heat).  Pour sauce over warm chops.

If you like blue cheese, you may wish to increase the amount used. It's the combination of flavors that makes the dish, though.

I served this with baked potatoes, spooning sauce over the potatoes -- delicious!

3 comments:

Joyce said...

My daughter would love this...she loves all things blue cheese.

Christy said...

Dang, it's 8 in the morning but now I want a pork chop! That sounds delicious!

Susanne said...

My hubby and son would love this.