Skillet Pork Chops with Warm Escarole Caesar

While the juicy pork chops roast, you can make this quick and flavorful side dish of escarole, radishes and anchovies.

Slideshow: Tasty Pork Chops
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 2


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Two 3/4-inch-thick rib pork chops (1 pound)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 head of escarole (12 ounces), rinsed and halved lengthwise
  • 12 radishes, halved if large
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and lemon wedges, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes. Transfer the chops to the hot baking sheet and roast for about 6 minutes, until just cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, melt the butter in the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the anchovies and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the escarole, radishes and 2 tablespoons of water; season with pepper. Cook over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the escarole is charred in spots and just wilted, about 3 minutes. Transfer the pork, escarole and radishes to plates and serve with grated cheese and lemon wedges.

Contributed By Photo © Chris Court Published December 2013

Related Video

More Videos
The Perfect Burger Blend

459964 recipes/skillet-pork-chops-warm-escarole-caesar 2013-12-06T23:48:56+00:00 Kay Chun roasting|american|2|fast|gluten-free|staff-favorite|weeknight-dinner december-2013 recipes,skillet-pork-chops-warm-escarole-caesar 459964

Aggregate Rating value: 1

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Jes Millet

Review Body: This recipe doesn't make a ton of sense. Not only is the cooking time too long for pork chops so thin, but also there is no way to throw garlic in a hot cast iron skillet and not have it scorch entirely. Even if you let the pan cool before starting the garlic and anchovies - blackening the escarole would overcook the garlic. Perhaps throwing the garlic in with the tablespoons of water might be better. The veggies are tricky - the radishes seem unintentionally half-cooked, and the method of cooking the escarole poses a difficulty in producing a good presentation that isn't just a brown, wilted mess.

Review Rating: 1

Date Published: 2017-02-15