So I have to admit, Monday night was the first time I had ever cooked pork chops. Seriously. And I'm not sure why I avoided the meat before, because it turned out to be really easy and delicious!
I had asked my friend Katie for suggestions of quick meals to make and she recommended Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze from Kayln's Kitchen blog. I adjusted my recipe a little bit for the ingredients I had, so feel free to follow my version or Kayln's.
4 boneless pork chops
Fresh ground salt and pepper
2 T olive oil
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
First I trimmed as much fat off the pork chops as possible. The knives I used were awful, so towards the end I gave up and resolved to cutting it off while eating.
Then I covered both sides of the pork chops with fresh ground salt, pepper, and montreal seasoning. I didn't use an exact measurement, just sort of rubbed it on.
Next I heated the olive oil on medium heat for a few minutes before adding the Pork chops. I cooked the pork chops until they are brown on both sides and cooked all the way through. This took about 10 minutes.
After the pork chops were cooked, I placed them on a plate and added the vinegar and sugar to the pan. Lowering the heat slightly, I stirred for a few minutes until the liquid thickened. Then I added the pork chops back in the pan and cooked for another 4 minutes.
I served my pork chops with olive oil and garlic couscous and the only mistake I made was pouring too much of the left over sauce on top. Nonetheless it was still delicious and I made it in under an hour! Which is a huge feat for me since I still stumble around the kitchen when cooking. Turner had also made a bet with me that I couldn't finish it in under an hour so that provided me plenty of motivation as well.
(Turner insisted I use a photograph he took of me during the cooking process)