Pork chops calvados

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 1"thick loin pork chops well trimmed
¼ cup Unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground pepper
2½ cup Gruyere cheese,finely grated
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ cup Heavy cream, divided
¼ cup Plus 2T. Calvados brandy
Or any apple flavored brandy
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley

Saute' pork chops until browned in melted butter in an oven proof skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper; cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Combine cheese, Dijon mustard and 4 Tbl. of heavy cream; spread mixture evenly over pork chops. Broil 5-6" from heat, remove from oven immediately when cheese is lightly browned. Remove pork chops from skillet to a serving platter (keep warm), reserving all drippings in skillet.

Add Calados brandy to dripping in skillet; cook over fairly high heat, deglazing skillet by scraping particles that cling to the bottom.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Add remaining heavy cream and continue cooking, while stirring constantly until slightly thickened.

Pour sauce over pork chops and sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

From the recipe files of suzy@...

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