Under 30 Minutes
Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Chops
Prosciutto has a sweet, salty taste and a pleasant aroma. Its texture is dense and silky, the result of being pressed during curing. Because it is so flavorful, a little goes a long way. It's often used in sandwiches, pasta dishes, and salads.
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 to 6 ounces each)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 4 slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces total)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)
Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Sprinkle thyme leaves over each, pressing, to help them adhere to the meat. Wrap 1 prosciutto slice around middle of each chop, like a belt; press ends to seal.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook chops until golden brown and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. (Cook in two batches, if necessary, to avoid crowding.) Serve chops with lemon wedges, if desired.
SourceEveryday Food, June 2006