Panfried Pork Chops with Cider Sauce

Panfried Pork Chops with Cider Sauce

Try this easy recipe for pan-fried pork chops served with a brandy and apple cider sauce – a terrific dinner ready in 30 minutes.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

4
boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick (4 oz each), trimmed of fat
1/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2
cup apple cider
1/4
cup brandy or apple cider
1
tablespoon butter
  1. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with seasoned salt, thyme, garlic powder and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook uncovered about 5 minutes until bottom sides of pork chops are browned.
  2. Turn pork chops; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until pork chops are no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet to serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm while preparing sauce.
  3. Add cider and brandy to skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet; reduce heat to low. Add butter, simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, 1 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve sauce over chops.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Bone-In Pork Chops with Cider Sauce
Substitute use 4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick for the boneless chops. Cook pork chops uncovered about 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook about 10 minutes longer or until pork chops are no longer pink in center.
Pork Chops with Mustard-Chive Cream Sauce
Make pork chops and keep warm as directed above. Add 1/4 cup dry sherry to skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1 tablespoon country-style Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons chopped chives, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve sauce over chops.
Spicy Southwestern Pork Chops
Omit all ingredients except pork chops. Mix 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper in small bowl; rub on both sides of chops. Cook as directed above. (Pork chops will get very dark from the spice coating.)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.