Modenese Pork Chops

Food 2013 077

I think I need to change my blog from “What’s for Dinner Mom?” to “Dinner on the Run.”  It seems like I am rushing all the time lately to either get dinner on the table or to get it in a bowl so we can rush out the door and eat in the car.

With a little over 30 minutes to dinner time I was running out of options.  I had boneless pork chops thawed in the refrigerator and and three hungry family members that were not going to be happy if I served Peanut Butter and Jelly.  So, I searched Pinterest and online recipes to find something to make that sounded like it would be easy to make and still tasty.

I found it!  Modenese Pork Chops from fit the bill.

I had no idea what Modenese was other than I liked the flavors it combined and it looked like it would cook within my time limit.  Afterwards I did Google Modenese to find that Modena is a city and providence in Italy west of Bologna.  Who knew?  Typical American, college educated and everything and I did not know that.

Anyways, this recipe is a definite do over.  It was so easy!  Next time I will double the “sauce” as everyone loved it over the wild rice and green beans (sorry not in the picture) that I served with the pork chops.  The recipe below is doubled already.


  • 1 stick of  butter
  • 4 1″ thick boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup of your favorite white wine (I used a local sweet wine)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp. crushed dried rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook the pork chops in butter, turning once to brown evenly.
  2. Pour wine into the skillet and add salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic. 
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until chops are tender.
  4. Transfer pork chops to serving plates, and spoon sauce over the meat and rice or potatoes that you are serving as a side dish.

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