I am so excited to share this recipe with you all today. This is one of my absolute favorite recipes from home, and I can’t help eating it without thinking of my mom, dad and I sitting around our dining room table, eating supper and sharing stories.
Some of my fondest memories of growing up are those of daily weekday dinners- a great way to end any school or work day with those that you love. Having a time to gather for dinner with all the family is one of the traditions I hope to continue with my own eventual family.
Braising the pork for a long time may seem like a waste of time at first (especially if you’re super hungry)- but the flavorful braising liquid (a mixture of white wine and soy sauce) along with the caramelized onions makes for an intensely tender chop that barely requires a knife by the time you serve it.
I served these pork chops alongside Potatoes au Gratin and some quick sauteed broccoli, which made for a really satisfying meal.
Dash Family Style Pork Chops with Onions
Serves 3 (There are only 3 of us Dashes!)
- 3 bone-in pork chops, 1-inch thick
- kosher salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large onions, sliced into rounds
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
1) Pre-heat the oven to 350. Heat up an oven-safe pan (that also has a lid) over medium heat. Pat dry the pork chops with paper towel, to eliminate any excess moisture that will detract from optimal browning. This will give the pork a great, golden delicious sear. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
2) When the oil is hot, place the pork chops in the pan, and let sit without moving them for around 5-7 minutes. Using tongs or a spatula, flip the pork chops and brown on the other side for another 3-4 minutes. When pork is done searing, remove from pan.
3) Add sliced onions to the pan, and let soften for 5 minutes, stirring to avoid burning. Your kitchen will start to smell real good at this point. While the onions are cooking, whisk together the white wine and soy sauce in a small bowl.
4) Once onions are cooked and caramelized, nestle the pork chops back into the pan, spooning the onions over the chops. Add the white wine-soy sauce mixture, cover the pan, and transfer to the oven for one hour.
5) Remove from pan, and serve- making sure to spoon the onions over the pork chops.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe- and I can’t wait to hear some of your family favorites!