Pork Chops with Vinegar


Simmered until tender in vinegar, these pork chops are then drenched in a thick gravy made with the cooking juices, a roux, and surprise — anchovies! The recipe was given to me by a friend who owns an Italian restaurant. Serve this savory dish with fluffy mashed potatoes and fried apple rings.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 6 (6 ounce) boneless pork loin chops

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¾ cup white wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup water

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened

  • ½ teaspoon all-purpose flour


  1. Pound pork chops to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain fat.

  3. Add vinegar, water, salt, and pepper to the skillet; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until chops are tender, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer chops to a platter and keep warm; leave juices simmering in the skillet.

  4. Mash anchovy fillets in a small bowl with 2 teaspoons softened butter and flour until a paste forms. Whisk paste into simmering cooking juices; cook and stir until liquid has thickened and flour is no longer grainy, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour sauce over pork chops to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
15g Fat
0g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 574mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 388mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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