11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Pork chops with vinegar and anchovy sauce is a recipe handed down by a friend who owns an Italian restaurant. Serve this savory dish with fluffy mashed potatoes and fried apple rings.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Pound pork chops to 1/4 inch thickness. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown pork on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Drain fat. Pour water, vinegar, salt, and pepper in pan. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook chops until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove chops from skillet, leaving juices, and place on a platter to keep warm.

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  • Mash the anchovy fillets together with 2 teaspoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon flour. Whisk this paste into the simmering liquid to thicken. Cook and stir until the liquid has thickened and the flour is no longer grainy, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour sauce over pork chops to serve.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 574 mg sodium. 0.2 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
Outstanding. I love vinegar but even my husband (who does not like it as much as me because he had to clean with it as a child!) loved this dish. The vinegar is not too overpowering - just very mellow. The anchovy roux is delicious - and I've never considered myself a fan of them. I was really surprised by how much we liked this dish. Can't say enough about it. A must try for everyone who comes across it! Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2010
The flavor was not that good and my chops came out dry; I'm wondering if it could have been because my chops were thicker than 1/4". I also used anchovy paste but I couldn't really taste it; the vinegar overpowered it. I will keep attempting to get nice succulent pork chop but I don't plan to make this recipe again!:) Read More
(7)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2008
This is very similar to a recipe I use - only additions are I add a small mashed clove of garlic a cup of chicken stock and finely sliced onions and peppers to sauce before adding roux. It is amazing - my husband is the pickiest eater ever and not only does he not suspect anchovies - he loves this recipe! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
Outstanding. I love vinegar but even my husband (who does not like it as much as me because he had to clean with it as a child!) loved this dish. The vinegar is not too overpowering - just very mellow. The anchovy roux is delicious - and I've never considered myself a fan of them. I was really surprised by how much we liked this dish. Can't say enough about it. A must try for everyone who comes across it! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
Loved this dish! I'm a huge vinegar fan so i tried this receipe as soon as i found it. So glad I did! Simple to prepare & delicious. The pork was tender & so flavorful. Loved the vinegar/anchovy combination. Doubled the sauce and sprinkled the tiniest bit of sugar in it at the end. Other than that wouldn't change a thing. Reminder - this is a white wine vinegar sauce (not sweet like a balsamic sauce) so a little goes a long way. You might want to serve it on the side. Thanks so much for posting:)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
good recipe! i used pork steaks and balsamic vinegar since its what i had. were really easy and simple to make. i served these with rice. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
Amazing flavor for such a simple recipe. I used anchovy paste instead of the filets and butter and still got amazing results. This one will become a regular! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2010
The flavor was not that good and my chops came out dry; I'm wondering if it could have been because my chops were thicker than 1/4". I also used anchovy paste but I couldn't really taste it; the vinegar overpowered it. I will keep attempting to get nice succulent pork chop but I don't plan to make this recipe again!:) Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
Love this dish! It has the 'tang' of pork chops and sauerkraut (which I LOVE) but gives me something different to make with the same basic flavor. I made one change...I used capers instead of anchovies...YUM Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2012
I guess I don't care for tangy gravy-sauces. I like vinegar but not like this. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2013
The flavor seemed a little bland to me. Next time I think I will try adding a few spices to it to suit my taste better. Read More