Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce


Step 1Pat the pork chops dry and the season with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops on each side for approx. 4 minutes or until deeply golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and sit to one side.

Step 2Melt the butter in the skillet. Thinly slice your onions and cook them over med-high heat until they are caramelised.

Step 3Add the beef stock and the garlic, salt and pepper and hard simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened. Add the cream and stir through. (Tip: for extra creamy sauce, pour the content of the skillet in a tall and narrow jar and use an immersion blender to precess until smooth and creamy.)

Step 4Nestle the pork chops into the sauce and simmer gently for a further 10 minutes or so, or until juices run clear from the meat. Top with the mozzarella cheese. You can either broil the pan until the cheese melts or place a lid on it on the stovetop and cook on low until the cheese melts.

Step 5Serve garnished with thyme sprigs. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Can be frozen and re-heated in the oven.