Milk-Braised Pork Chops

Milk-Braised Pork Chops

Deceptively simple, this two-serving recipe for milk-braised pork chops is easy to prepare and pleasantly surprising with its rich, complex flavors.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Generously season pork chops with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  3. Step 3

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet. Add chops and brown on both sides.
  4. Step 4

    Arrange chops in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish and add enough of the milk so it comes halfway up the sides of the meat. Add the whole garlic cloves and rubbed sage.
  5. Step 5

    Tightly cover baking dish with foil and place in the center of the oven. Cook for 45 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Remove from the oven, turn chops over, re-cover, and return to oven for another 45 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Meanwhile, thoroughly mix together the butter and flour in a small bowl (this is called a beurre manié ).
  8. Step 8

    Set chops on a plate and keep warm. Pour the pan juices into a blender and puree until smooth.
  9. Step 9

    Pour the puree into a skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  10. Step 10

    Add the beurre manié a bit at a time until it's all used, continuing to stir until thickened. Taste, adjust the seasonings, and serve over chops.