Looking for a change of pace from grilled steaks and chicken?
Try these pork chops, which receive a big infusion of flavor from maple syrup — and we highly recommend the sweet treat from Vermont, although renditions from other states also will work.
MAPLE GLAZED PORK CHOPS
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7-oz. each)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup Vermont maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper.
- Add pork chops and shake to coat.
- In a large skillet, cook pork chops in butter over medium heat for 4.5 minutes o each side (or until a thermometer reaches 145 degrees F.
- Remove and keep warm.
- In the same skillet, bring cider vinegar to a boil.
- Reduce heat and add maple syrup, then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth, and gradually add to maple mixture.
- Bring to a boil, then cook and stir until thickened (about 2 minutes).
- Place pork chops on a broiler pan, and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Broil 4 inches from the heat until sugar is melted (about 2 minutes.
- Drizzle with the maple glaze.