Garlic Lovers Pork Chops have a mildly sweet and fragrant garlic flavor that doesn’t overpower or overwhelm the taste buds. Trust me when I tell you that these will be some of the best pork chops you’ve ever eaten!
This recipe for Garlic Lovers Pork Chops was completely inspired by a trip I’d taken to our local warehouse superstore (aka Costco). During that trip on a whim I picked up one of those mega-sized bags of whole, peeled garlic cloves and tossed it into my cart. While I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with so many peeled garlic cloves (there must have been at least 500 or more cloves of garlic in that bag), my mind was excitedly thinking of all the delicious possibilities!
It was on our way home from that shopping trip to Costco that I Googled the recipe: Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, and since I wasn’t the one driving, it was perfectly safe for me to do so. Safety first, kids!
I’m sure most of you have already heard of the dish (chicken with 40 cloves of garlic), if not already tasted it. Since I’d only heard of it but never made it, I decided to put my own spin to it and swap out the chicken for pork chops (since I also purchased chops on that same shopping trip). The result was my Garlic Lovers Pork Chops, and they’re far better than I could have ever anticipated.
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If you’re not a fan of garlic because you think it has a bitter and overpowering flavor and smell, I hope you won’t be scared off from making this dish. Even though there is a ton of garlic in this recipe, the fact that it is sauteed until golden and then simmers in the wine sauce for 20 minutes transforms the flavor and texture of the garlic to a buttery creaminess, with a mildness of flavor that forever change your thoughts on garlic.
Here is the ingredient list for making Garlic Lovers Pork Chops in minimal. Here is what you need: 5-6 boneless pork chops (approximately 1½” thickness), light colored oil, 40-50 cloves of peeled garlic, white wine, vermouth, butter heavy cream, butter, fresh thyme, fresh tarragon, salt and pepper.
In a large skillet brown the seasoned chops in the oil on both sides. Remove the chops to a plate and keep warm. Add the garlic cloves to the pan and sautee the garlic over medium heat, stirring often (about 5 minutes). Add the white wine and vermouth to the skillet along with the fresh herbs.
Add the browned pork chops back into the skillet. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes over medium/low heat. Remove the chops and the herbs from the skillet.
Add the butter and heavy cream to the skillet and return the chops back to the pan. Cover and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes. Plate the chops and spoon the garlic and sauce over top.
Garnish with additional fresh tarragon and thyme. Serve and enjoy!
- 5-6 boneless pork chops, 1½" thickness
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 40-50 cloves garlic, whole and peeled
- ¼ cup white wine
- ½ cup sweet vermouth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
- 3-4 sprigs fresh tarragon, plus additional for garnish
- Season the chops on both sides with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat and brown the chops on both sides.
- Remove the browned chops to a plate and keep warm.
- Add the garlic to the pan and stir frequently for 5 minutes.
- Add the white wine and sweet vermouth to the garlic in the pan along with the fresh herbs.
- Stir and add the browned chops back into the pan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the chops to a plate and also remove the cooked herbs. Discard the herbs.
- Add the butter and heavy cream to the pan and stir well.
- Add the chops back to the pan, cover and simmer on low for an additional 5-7 minutes.
- To serve, add the chops to a plate, spoon the garlic and sauce over the chops and garnish with additional fresh herbs.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the above recipe for Garlic Lovers Pork Chops as much as I enjoyed making it and bringing it to you. If you’re hungry for more pork chop recipes, here are a few others that I think you’ll also enjoy:
Since the recipe for Garlic Lovers Pork Chops calls for wine and vermouth, I thought I’d showcase my “Cooking With Wine” hand painted apron with this dish. I used to think Julia Child originally spoke these words of wisdom, but after Googling the famous saying I believe it was actually W.C. Fields. Either way it’s a fun quote, and certainly makes cooking more fun!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!