Kate's Cuisine

Apr 26 2011

Lazy Leeky Chops


4 thick bone-in pork chops $8.16
2 leeks, sliced $1.50
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced $0.47
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced $0.02
4 tablespoons butter, divided $0.24
2 tablespoons vegetable oil $0.14
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour $0.02
2 cups milk $0.54
Salt and pepper $0.02
1 tablespoon dried parsley $2.01
1 tablespoon dried oregano $0.60
1 tablespoon dried basil $1.38

Total Cost   $15.10

1.) Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. When oil is hot, sear each chop for about 3 – 4 minutes a side.

2.) Remove chops from pan and set aside, Lower heat under skillet to medium and add 2 tablespoons of butter. When melted add onion and leeks. Cook onion and leek, stirring regularly, until onion is soft and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and stir, and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

3.) Add another 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan. When melted, add flour and stir until butter and flour are thoroughly combined. Cook for 2 minutes.

4.) Slowly whisk in milk and when all milk is added to the pan, turn heat to high just until mixture boils. Reduce heat to low. Add dried basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper and stir well.

5.) Add chops back to skillet, covering them with sauce. Cook, 18 – 20 minutes, turning chops and stirring mixture regularly, until chops are cooked through.

6.) Serve and enjoy!

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