Sage-flavored Pork Chops with Sautéed Pears
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt, black pepper
2 rib loin pork chops, 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
Sautéed pears (recipe follow)
On a plate, stir together flour, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Press pork chops into flour mixture to thoroughly coat both sides.
Heat oil in heavy-bottomed skillet. Add pork chops and cook 5 minutes per side. Stir in chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits in skillet. Cover skillet and cook over low heat 45 minutes, turning over once and basting with broth. Add minced sage to skillet and simmer 5 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sautéed pears.
1 tablespoon butter
1 large pear, unpeeled, cored, and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons pear brandy, optional
Dash of salt
Melt butter in small heavy-bottomed skillet. Add pear slices and sauté over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add pear brandy and cook on high heat 1 minute to burn off most of the alcohol. Add salt to taste.