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Pan Fried Pork Chops With Pear and Ginger Sauce {Skillet Pork Chops}

Browned pork chops in a skiller with rosemary and pear and ginger sauce.

Pan Fried Pork Chops With Pear and Ginger Sauce have a warming sweet and savory flavor profile. These skillet pork chops are a perfect way to kick up weeknight dinners!

Throughout my childhood, pork chops were served one way: smothered in cream of mushroom soup. As a result, I didn’t care for them much; I couldn’t imagine them any other way. Fast forward many years and kitchen experiments later, I discovered that pork chops are a pretty versatile piece of meat after all! You can slather them in honey garlic sauce, cook them with apples and cranberries, or simmer them in a creamy mustard sauce. Endless possibilities. So, I took it upon myself to come up with my own sweet and savory spin with these Pan Fried Pork Chops With Pear and Ginger Sauce.

Close up of browned pork chops in a skiller with rosemary and pear and ginger sauce.

Pork isn’t something we eat often in our house. When we do, we hit up our local butcher or seek-out Welfare-Certified brands to ensure that we’re getting the best quality cuts while supporting happy farms. These cuts were tender and had *just* the right amount of fat for a nice crisp sear.

This recipe is great for this time of year. It has warm flavors to help us get through these last days of winter, and it’s something different than what we’re used to.

Browned pork chops in a skiller with rosemary and pear and ginger sauce.

Browned pork chops in a skiller with rosemary and pear and ginger sauce.

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Browned pork chops in a skiller with rosemary and pear and ginger sauce.
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Pan Fried Pork Chops With Pear and Ginger Sauce {Skillet Pork Chops}

Pan Fried Pork Chops With Pear and Ginger Sauce have a warming sweet and savory flavor profile. These skillet pork chops are a perfect way to kick up weeknight dinners!

Servings 4
Author Dana Sandonato

Ingredients

  • 4 6 oz boneless pork chops
  • Kosher or sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 cup Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 TBSP freshly grated ginger
  • 1 TBSP roughly chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 ripe pear (Bosc or Anjou), roughly chopped or sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 sweet or yellow onion, sliced into wedges
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 TBSP cold water

Instructions

  1. Season your pork with salt and pepper. Slice slits into any fat along the edge of the pork chop so that the pork chop doesn’t curl as you cook it.

  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the pork chops and cook them until browned and just cooked through, about 3–4 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and cover to keep them warm.

  3. Add vinegar, brown sugar, and fresh rosemary to the skillet. Stir, over medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer until the syrup turns a dark amber color, about 10–20 seconds.

  4. Add the broth, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Add the pear slices, ginger, and onions and cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.

  5. In a small cup or bowl, whisk the corn starch and cold water together with a fork until the corn starch has fully dissolved. Slowly add it to the simmering sauce in the skillet and stir until the sauce has thickened. Reduce the heat to low and return the pork and any juices to the pan. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve, topping with onions and pears.

Pan Fried Pork Chops With Pear and Ginger Sauce.

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    Leanne | Crumb Top Baking
    February 25, 2019 at 11:43 am Pork chops in cream of mushroom soup is the only way I remember them as a child (and maybe barbecued too!). These days I avoid cream of mushroom soup, but pork chops definitely require saucy flavour. Love this pear and ginger combo. Can't wait to give it a try! And thanks for including a shout out to my sweet potato breakfast skillet! Skillet meals really are the best!

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    Becca
    February 23, 2019 at 6:27 pm These look SO good! Thanks for the link love! :)
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