Monday, September 06, 2010

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Chops
















4 boneless pork loin chops (5 to 6 ounces each)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
4 slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces total)
2 teaspoons olive oil
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Sprinkle thyme leaves over each, pressing, to help them adhere to the meat. Wrap 1 prosciutto slice around middle of each chop, like a belt; press ends to seal
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook chops until golden brown and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. (Cook in two batches, if necessary, to avoid crowding.) Serve chops with lemon wedges, if desired.

I made a pan sauce for these chops, I put a little flour in the pan drippings, made a quick roux. Then I deglazed with some Grand Marnier, added some chicken stock and thyme. Really delicious.

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