This is one of my favorite ways to prepare a pork chop. Its really simple, but tastes delicious!
- 4-6 oz Pork Chop (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup Apple Juice or Apple Cider
- 1 tsp yellow mustard (Dijon can also be used)
- 2 T. canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
- Salt and Pepper
- Pat the Pork chops so that they are dry on both sides. Season one side of each pork chop generously with salt and pepper.
- Heat the canola oil up a 12 inch pan on medium-high heat.
- After the pan is hot, put the pork chops in (seasoned side down). The goal here is to sear the seasoning onto the pork chop. Season the top of the chops generously with salt and pepper.
- After 5-6 minutes of searing on one side, turn the pork chops to sear the other side with seasoning into the pork chop. Wait another 5-6 minutes.
- Remove the pork chops from the pan and put it on a plate to rest.
- Turn the heat down to medium. Add the minced garlic to the pan and stir to heat. Do not let it burn!
- Pour the apple juice into the pan to deglaze. Use a wooden spoon to scrape all of the brown bits from the bottom of the pane.
- Add the yellow mustard and stir to incorporate into the sauce.
- Turn the heat up to concentrate the sauce. The resulting sauce should be syrupy.
- Turn the heat down to medium. Add the pork chops back into the pan and turn them several times to warm and glazed them.
- Serve and enjoy!