Balsamic Pork Chops (healthier then they sound)

Monday, January 7, 2013

This is a really tasty and surprising fast dinner particularly for a weeknight. I have made them and forgotten about them only to rediscover them all over again. 

Balsamic Pork Chops with Fresh Salad


4 loin chops about 1/2 inch thick
Flour for dredging (I use whole wheat)
1/2 Cup aged balsamic vinegar 
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp oil (I use grape)
2 gloves crushed garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash and dry pork chops.

Crush 2 garlic cloves, set aside.

Wrap in saran wrap and pound it like you mean it.  My kids always love this step!

Dredge in Flour. 

Add salt and pepper. Brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Less or more depending on thickness but don't overcook.  Remove to a  dish. Pour off excess oil from the pan. Leave bits from pork if any.
Take balsamic vinger,  crushed garlic and add a bit of brown sugar. Reduce flame and let bubbling, remove crumbly bits. When vingar is totally bubbling, take off and pour over chops. It should look like this.
You really can serve this with anything. I made a simple salad of cubed tomato, seedless cucumbers, avocado, yellow pepper, shallots and fresh mozzarella. I dressed it in balsamic (2 tbsp) and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. 

Dinner! Yummy, healthy and in keeping up with resolution to eat healthy this year! 

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