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Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes

Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes
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  1. Place the potatoes in a pot. Add cold water to cover; bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to the pot. Add the buttermilk, 4 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg. Mash. Set aside, keeping warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with 1 ½ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and paprika. Cook until browned, 3 minutes per side.
  3. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium, and cook until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in another skillet over medium heat. Add onion the and garlic; cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid and begin to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the wine, thyme, and zest; simmer until liquid has nearly evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the broth, cream, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce lightly coats the back of a spoon. Serve with the pork, mashed potatoes, lemon wedges, and romaine.
By March, 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 673Calories From Fat 321
  • Fat 36g
  • Sat Fat 19g
  • Cholesterol 143mg
  • Sodium 1,223mg
  • Protein 35g
  • Carbohydrate 52g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Iron 4mg
  • Calcium 145mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

For a crisp, delicious sear on meat, avoid using a nonstick skillet. The coating prevents the formation of a caramelized crust.

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