Eric and I joke sometimes that we have a philosophy that we refer to as “The Champion Quotient.” This is what we call the things we make or do that require minimal effort but have maximum results. You know how some things, whether meals or crafts or house projects, look like they took a lot of work but actually didn’t? Those are the types of dinners (and crafts and house projects) we really love. This is one of them.
I love ordering pork chops when we dine at nice restaurants. Since we don’t cook them all that often at home, they seem extra special to me. (If you’re in Richmond, I highly recommend the pork chop at Saison. It’s one of the best I’ve had.) This recipe has become a favorite in our house, and you’ll see why if you make it. The pork chops are so elegant and delicious, but they require much less effort than you might think. Sear the pork chops; mix up a sweet and tangy pan sauce; cook the chops the rest of the way, and that’s it. The sauce is ridiculously good, and you’ll want to make sure you serve something on the side that you can pour it on top of. Trust me on that.