Sauteed Pork Chops

Written with love, by Sarah-Elizabeth Labelle

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There is a chill in the morning air as I pull myself out of bed and walk my equally reluctant dog. I dress her in a fall sweater and excitedly pick my scarf-of-the-day. The leaves have begun to change, and my drive home from work has gotten dark. Date nights with my fiancé turn into warm nights in with blankets and a glass of wine. The air smells like pumpkin spice and ginger bread. Autumn is upon us and that means so are hearty, warm meals that keep you full way past dessert!

Fall comes with its own selection of seasonal food. Squashes, potatoes, dark meat and gravies are all delicious reminders of the changing seasons. I love cooking with hearty food; the colours just mirror the season and keep us healthy. October calls for just that – a meal that looks fabulous and like it took you hours to make, when really you can do it all in under an hour! Ready, set, go!

P.S. Remember you can always substitute butter for margarine to keep things healthy!



Broccoli (or any other vegetables)
Pork Chops (4-6)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Cloves (roughly 3-4)
¼ cup of wine
½ teaspoon of flour

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Sautéed Pork Chops

1.       Preheat Oven to 350F

2.       Spice pork chops in zip lock bag by adding salt, pepper, parsley, thyme and a touch of oregano, set aside

3.       Chop potatoes (or squash) and bring water to a boil, prepare any vegetable sides at this point as well

4.       Pour 4 tbs of extra virgin olive oil in a sauce pan and bring to a medium heat 

5.       Lay pork chops in the olive oil for roughly a minute each.  This process is just to brown them and to give them a crispy coating, once browned lay them aside on a plate

6.       In a separate pan melt 1 tbs of butter (or margarine) and diced garlic cloves

7.       Cook pork chops in this mixture until everything begins to sizzle (or until the outside is almost completely white in colour) it should take roughly 3-5 minutes

8.       Place in an oven safe casserole dish with butter-garlic mixture, and bake for 7-10 minutes, make sure to flip pork chops half way through to allow for even cooking

9.       Mash your potatoes, butter your veggies add everything to the plate


If you would like to make a wine reduction sauce

1.       Take pork chops out of the casserole dish

2.       Using a spoon angle the dish sideways and skim off the top layer of fat

3.       Add ¼ cup of wine

4.       Bring mixture to a boil while stirring constantly

5.       Stir in a ½ teaspoon of flour for thickening

6.       Let cool for 1 minute before serving

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