From My Kitchen: Pork Chops Pizzaiola

I’m German. Like born and raised German. So pork chops are in my DNA. Gotta have them once in a while. But I don’t know if you have checked lately, there are not many recipes out there for this yummy protein. When I came across this delicious recipe, it instantly became a mainstay in my kitchen. I absolutely love it. It’s not hard to make at all, and it also doesn’t take much time. This is an easy weekday dinner, and it can simply be substituted with chicken, steak or even eggplant. Shrimp too! It’s just a great basic recipe that should be in your repertoire!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 medium pork chops
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat one tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan, and cook the pork chops about three minutes on each side over medium heat. Remove and keep warm. Add another tbsp of olive oil and add the garlic. Cook for one minute over medium/low heat.

Stir in tomatoes oregano, red pepper flakes, parsley, and basil. Stir and simmer for about 5 minutes, covered.

Add pork chops back to the pan. Add parmesan cheese. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes, then turn the chops and simmer for another 3 minutes. Combine the cheese into the sauce. Garnish with more parsley leaves and parmesan cheese. Serve hot with pasta of your choice.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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