Pork with Brandy & Garlic Sauce

This is a simple Spanish pork dish which has a delicious sauce. Pork chops cooked right should be juicy and tender together with the rich, creamy sauce make for a really tasty dinner. Lovely!

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)
2 x pork chops (250-300g each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic (minced)
2 shallots (grated)
1/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup cream
1 tablespoon fresh thyme (finely chopped)
salt & pepper

Season the pork chops with salt & pepper. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot, then fry the chops for 5-6 minutes each side until cooked. Remove and rest the chops. Pour off the excess oil then return to a medium heat. Add the butter and when bubbling, add the garlic and shallots. Fry gently for 2-3 minutes then pour in the brandy and deglaze the pan for 1 minute. Add the cream and 1-2 tablespoons water and bring to a simmer. Stir for 1 minute then remove from the heat then stir in the thyme. Serve immediately.

I like to add whatever juices have collected from the chops back into the sauce, stir in then pour all over the chops. I like to serve with rice or vegetables.

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