Here’s a quick and easy way to dress up your pork chops. Please forgive me for these terrible pictures but the lens kept fogging up on the camera tonight! For this recipe I used thin sliced pork chops (because they cook faster and I had a hangry family to feed) but you can use a thicker cut. Season the meat with herb de provence and sea salt.
Then brown your chops in melted butter and/or olive oil. I use a combination of both so that I get the best of both worlds – butter and olive oil! Heavenly.
Are your chops lightly browned? Now, it’s time to crack open a cold one. A brewski. Pour in about 1/3 of the bottle of beer. I used Amstel Light in this pic but any lager or pilsner will work. Don’t worry you can drink the rest while you fix dinner…one of the perks of cooking.
Let the meat simmer for a few minutes in the beer and then transfer to a plate. Your chops should still be a little bit bloody and not quite done. We will add them back to the pan to finish cooking once the glaze is ready.
And now on to the glaze. Add about 3 tablespoons of Etta Mae Gourmet Orange Marmalade to the pan. Stir into the meat juices and scrape up those lovely bits that are stuck to the pan. Cook the mixture down for a few minutes. It should be thickening. You can add the pork chops back to the pan now and finish cooking. Voila! Glazed pork chops!