I’m back to working in an office setting, and eating out gets very expensive, despite the discount I get with the local restaurant. This is a recipe for an easy pork chop recipe that is very tasty and adds much needed flavor to the pork. I’ve modified this recipe a bit from the original one so that it reheats well in a work microwave.
- 4 boneless pork chops
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup. heavy cream
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (I used mozzarella since Parmesan is a little strong)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (I used ground oregano)
- Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 cups packed baby spinach
Directions (for meal prep):
- Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet* over medium heat, heat oil. Add pork chops and cook on each side for about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and place in individual containers.
- Add heavy cream, Parmesan, oregano, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 2 minutes more.
- Once you’re satisfied with the sauce, pour it over your cooked pork chops.
- When you decide to reheat the pork chop, put it in your microwave and set the time for 1 minute to 1:10 minutes, that way the inside is still moist.
*I use a large nonstick pan for this recipe, since it’s easier to clean up afterwards. Also, I used a cast iron pan once, and it took me almost an hour to get it cleaned and oiled. Never again…