A little hard cider goes a long way when making these Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce. Use up those few bottles left in your beer fridge from summer. I really did just say“from summer”! Yes, fall is in the air already, but with that comes the bounty from your garden, warming casseroles and hearty soups. I like to see the best in everything! It only takes a cup of hard cider to make a fantastic pan sauce to adorn these pork chops. The bonus here is that you get to drink the rest.
A tasty rub is smeared over the pork chops which are then pan fried golden. While they rest, a quick pan sauce with everyday ingredients and a little hard cider transpires. The key here is not to overcook the pork chops, 6 minutes per side is about all you need. If in doubt, you want a minimum of 145℉ on an instant read thermometer.
I love this recipe because you get good delicious value for the time spent. The spice rub adds additional flavour and a gorgeous colour to the pork chops. It’s a weeknight winner for sure! Enjoy!
Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from: Williams-Sonoma Pork Chops with Hard Cider Pan Sauce