Here’s another very tasty pork dish! Cooking the pork just until it’s perfectly tender and not overdone is the way to go here…it’s topped with caramelized vidalia onions and served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes…comfort food at its finest on this chilly Autumn day!
Grilled Thyme Pork Chops with Caramelized Vidalia Onions
4 boneless pork chops
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
salt & fresh ground pepper
2 vidalia onions, sliced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
6 medium potatoes, peeled & diced
1/2 cup milk
Season the pork chops on both sides with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, thyme, salt & pepper. Allow to marinate while the onions are caramelizing. Place potatoes in a pot of cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and place back into pot along with the milk and 2-3 tablespoons butter. Mash until creamy.
Heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter along with the sliced vidalia onions in a medium sauce pan. Cook on medium-low heat for ten minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, dash of fresh ground pepper, the apple cider vinegar and sugar. Stir until combined. Put a lid on the pan and continue cooking until onions are caramelized ~ another 10 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, heat a grill pan on high heat. Spray with cooking spray and sear the pork on the first side 3 minutes. Flip pork over and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan, place in a shallow dish and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to rest a few minutes to redistribute the juices.
Serve Thyme Pork Chops alongside a scoop of creamy mashed potatoes and caramelized vidalia onions! So good you don’t even need a gravy!