Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pork Chops with Pancetta and Cabbage


Purple is my favorite color!  For my birthday Hubby surprised me with a purple dutch oven - I can't wait to cook with it.  Sweet Girls room is purple too.  Purple rocks - right!  Purple food is good too - I found a great recipe for Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage on Delish  and made a few modifications - both in ingredients and in color.  We ended up with a great one pot dish.  The sauce in this recipe is creamy and comforting.  Enjoy!!

recipe adapted from Delish
What you need:
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 (1-inch-thick) bone-in pork chops
 Coarse salt
Ground pepper
4 strips pancetta or bacon, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, cut into thin slices
1 head purple cabbage, cored and cut into 8 wedges
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk


What you do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a large pan that can go into the oven over high heat, add oil and heat. Season pork with salt and pepper; brown on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate.
Reduce heat to medium. Add pancetta to pan and cook until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Add onion; cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add cabbage, cut side down,and cook for about  6 minutes. Flip and cook until slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Add flour and stir until coated. Add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then nestle pork chops in sauce. Transfer pan to oven. Bake until pork is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

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9 comments:

  1. What a fantastic combo. Love purple cabbage.

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  2. Found you over at Blue Cricket. I have NEVER cooked Pork Chops but would love to give it a shot. Looks like you have a few good recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

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  4. Found you through It's A Keeper. I have pork chops in the fridge for supper tonight, and this looks like a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Delicious ingredients. I love pork, I love cabbage and I adore pancetta.

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  6. Hi Danielle,
    This looks like a good pot of comfort to me. Those Pork Chops and Cabbage look so delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. The purple pot and purple food made me smile! Perfect for Mardi Gras maybe?

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

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  8. Looks very delish! Please share at my party Taste This Thursday!
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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this at my linky party! You were the most popular post!!! Yay! Congrats!

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