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