“Listed below are two variation. The "stir-ins" of capers or cornichons add just enough je ne sais quoi to make the dish really sing. Adapted from The Bonne Femme Cookbook by Wini Moranville sold on Amazon.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the pork chops, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, turning once, until slightly pink inside (145ºF), 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the pork chops to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
  2. Drain off all but a sheen of fat from the skillet. Add the shallot to the pan and sauté briefly, until translucent. Add the broth and the wine to the skillet, stirring with a whisk to loosen any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and boil until the liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, cooking about 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the heat and your pan size. Whisk in the mustard and butter. Bring to a boil and whisk in the cream and the parsley.
  3. Divide the chops among four dinner plates, spoon the sauce over the chops, and serve.
  4. Variations:
  5. Pork Chops with Cornichon-Mustard Sauce: Stir 1/4 cup julienned cornichons into the finished sauce and gently heat through.
  6. Pork Chops with Mustard-Caper Sauce: Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried herbes de Provence when you add the shallot. Stir 1/4 cup drained capers into the finished sauce.

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