Pork Chops with Smoked Mozzarella And Caramelized Onions

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Pork Chops with Smoked Mozzarella And Caramelized Onions

Serves: 2

Prep: About 10 minutes

Cook: About 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 Thick Pork Chops (About 1 1/2 in. thick – if using thinner – adjust your cook time)

2 Tbsp. Butter

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Four for dredging seasoned with some salt and pepper

1 Clove Fresh Garlic – chopped finely

2 Large Sprigs or 2 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Rosemary (extra for garnish)

1/2 C. Pinot Noir or Valpolicella wine

Salt and Pepper to taste

4 Slices Smoked Mozzarella

Caramelized Red Onion (see below for recipe)

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Dredge your chops in the season flour on both sides, coating well.

In an oven proof pan cook the chops in the melted butter and oil for about 3 minutes each side at medium high heat.

Add the garlic, rosemary, wine, salt & pepper.

Cook a minute, turning the chops over a couple of times.

Remove the pan from the heat and place it in the preheated oven.

Cook uncovered for about 3 minutes each side. (If chops are thinner, adjust your cook time)

Then place your slices of smoked mozzarella on top of each chop.

Put the pan back in the oven for a couple of minutes until the cheese softens.

Remove the pan from the oven and top your chops with a generous amount of the caramelized red onions – garnish with fresh Rosemary.

Caramelized Red Onion

Makes: one red onion

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: About 6 minutes

Ingredients

1 Red (purple) Onion – sliced thinly

2 Tbsp. Butter

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

2 Tbsp. Water

1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tsp. Sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Place sliced onion in the butter (melted) and oil in a fry pan.

Add the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

Place the pan over medium high heat and cook at a strong simmer, stirring occasionally.

The water will evaporate. Continue to cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized.

This takes about 6 minutes.