Dishin It Part 2-Cast Iron Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Red Wine & Thyme-10/14/21

Ozarks Fox Am

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops ¾ inch thick, room temperature
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp fine table salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 15 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 6 white button mushrooms sliced thin
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup water

Instructions 

  • Peel the garlic cloves. Cut one in half, and crush the other two gently with the side of a knife.
  • Pat the pork chops dry, then rub the garlic clove halves over the pork chops before seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the crushed garlic cloves and thyme sprigs. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  • Melt another 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan, then add sliced mushrooms and cook until nicely colored and saturated with butter (3-5 minutes). Add more butter if needed, you don’t want the pan to go dry.
  • Remove the garlic cloves and throw them away, then remove the mushrooms and thyme from the pan and set aside for now.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan, then add the pork chops. Cook for 1 minute per side, until they have a nice color.
  • Add the mushrooms and thyme back to the pan. Then pour in red wine and water, mix gently and bring to a simmer. Simmer over medium or medium-low heat for 2 minutes per side.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Cover with a lid or tin foil, and let the pork rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the pork chops with the mushrooms and a side of mashed potatoes or other side of your choice, and top with red wine reduction from the pan.

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