I probably make deviled pork chops every other week. They take little more effort than plain old pan roasted pork chops, but carry loads more flavor thanks to a coating of dijon mustard and paprika. My recipe is a riff on a Mark Bittman recipe; mine has the addition of paprika and makes a more robust pan sauce than his. Nonetheless, this is still very much a minimalist recipe and makes for a killer weeknight meal. For the dish in the picture, I used boneless sirloin chops from Dickson's Farmstand Meats in New York's Chelsea Market, but any sort of pork chops will work just as well so long as you alter the cooking time accordingly.
Deviled Pork Chops
- 2 boneless sirloin pork chops, 1" thick
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 sprig thyme
- Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Rub the paprika over the pork chops, then rub them all over with the Dijon mustard. Set the chops aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the pork chops. Cook the pork chops until they are well browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
- Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook the pork chops until they are cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the pork chops to a plate and tent them with foil to keep them warm.
- Increase the heat to medium-high and add the shallots. Stir them them for 1 minute, then pour in the white wine. Bring the wine to a boil, using the back of a wooden spoon to dislodge the brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Let the wine boil until it is almost completely reduced, about 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock and the thyme and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the liquid until it has thickened to a desired consistency, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in any liquid that has accumulated on the plate with the pork chops. Taste the pan sauce for salt and pepper.
- Serve the pork chops immediately with the pan sauce drizzled over top.