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Butter Mushroom Pork Chops

Whenever I visited my family in Cebu, I would cook these pork chops for them. They are very simple to make and require only five ingredients: onions, garlic, butter, pork chops and chopped herbs for garnish. The flavour is savoury yet delicate; saute brings out the natural flavour of the meat, balanced by the light butter sauce. If you don't eat pork, you can substitute the meat with chicken breast fillet.


Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 3-4


3-4 pork chops

1 can of button mushrooms, sliced

1 head of garlic, minced

1 small onion, thinly sliced and chopped

2.5 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup chopped herbs (basil, parsley or thyme)

Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet at medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes until liquified. Toss in onions and garlic, stir slowly until golden brown. Add button mushrooms and saute for 4-5 minutes.

Button mushrooms from a can should already have a high amount of sodium, to preserve them, so once you mix this in with the onions, garlic and butter, you don't need to sprinkle salt anymore. However, if you are using fresh mushrooms, feel free to sprinkle half a teaspoon of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt into the sauté.

2. Place pork chops evenly on top of mixture and cook until browned on both sides, about 15 minutes, turning once, while sprinkling black pepper on both sides. To make sure the meat has been evenly cooked, pierce the middle with a fork and if it feels a bit springy but goes in easily with only transparent fat oozing out, it's ready to cook.

3. Turn off heat and toss in chopped herbs to cook in the natural juices and butter sauce. Transfer to a plate and serve.


Aj Rivera
Aj Rivera
Jun 18, 2020

oooohh. Ok. I will do that. ahaha I will try my 'bestest' to cook this recipe! hehe thanks ms. Les! <3


Jun 18, 2020

Hi Aj, just push the mushrooms, onions and garlic on the side of the pan to allow the pork chops to heat evenly at the centre, then once you've flipped the pork chops and both sides have turned brown, you can scoop up the mushrooms and aromatics and put them on top of the meat. These will look pretty too. :) Have fun and let me know how your cooking goes.


Aj Rivera
Aj Rivera
Jun 17, 2020

Will definitely try this! Just a question from someone who is not so good around in a kitchen and a noob in following cookbooks (hehe) when you are going to put the porkchop to cook, do I need to take out the mushrooms, onions and garlic? or do i just place the meat together and let it cook?

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