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Five-Minute Pork Chop

Take this five-minute meal, Chef Symon!  Yes... I DVR 'The Chew' every single day and just adore the man's cooking.  Hands down served THE most amazing burger when I had the chance to attend the SOBEWFF Burger Bash a few years ago.

On 'The Chew,' Chef Symon does a segment called "Five in Five," meaning five-ingredient meals that are on the plate in five minutes or less.  You might come in just over the timer, but not by far!  Perfectly satisfying cooking, especially during the week.

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Five-Minute Pork Chop

Ingredients:

- 1 4-5-oz. pork chop

- 1/4 c. flour

- 1 T. garlic powder

- 1 tsp. anchovy paste or one anchovy fillet

- 1 T. cream cheese or other very soft cheese such as goat cheese 

- 3/4 c. white wine

- 1 T. chives, finely chopped

- 3/4 c. watercress

- 4-5 grapes, halved

- 1/2 lemon, juiced

- olive oil

- salt

- pepper

Place the pork chop in between two pieces of plastic wrap.  Pound it out to 1/8-in. thickness.  Season the chop with salt and pepper.

In a shallow plate, combine the flour and garlic powder and season with salt and pepper.

Heat 1-2 T. of oil in a pan.  Dredge the pork in the flour and shake off any excess.  Add it to the pan and cook for two minutes on each side.  Remove and set aside.

Add the white wine to the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any of the fond (brown bits) on the bottom of the pan.  Let the wine reduce by half, then whisk in the anchovy paste, followed by the cheese.  Let it simmer while you make your salad.

Whisk together the lemon juice with 1 tsp. of olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Toss the watercress and grapes in the vinaigrette.

Stir the chives into the sauce and remove it from the heat.  Plate the pork chop and pour the sauce over the top.  Finish with the salad.