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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.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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

242.2 calories; 25.62 g protein; 0.17 g carbohydrates; 14.8 g fat; 84.48 mg cholesterol; 574.28 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Sara
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!
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Traci-in-Cali
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!:)
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kimviesta
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!
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Sara
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!
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jayne
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:)!
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soupisgoodfood33
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.
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Traci-in-Cali
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!:)
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IrishEyes
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!
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04solara
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
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TyrisFlare
08/04/2012
I guess I don't care for tangy gravy-sauces. I like vinegar but not like this.
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Jennifer
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.