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Braciole di Maiale alla Salvia

Pork Chops with Sage

This is a simple recipe, but not a particularly flavorful one. The problem may not be the recipe, but my ingredients. I used regular supermarket pork chops, which tend to be pretty insipid in the United States, due to factory farming. And I used sage from my garden, but while you wouldn't know it by the weather, we are still in winter and the leaves were pretty small and perhaps not as pungent as later in the season.

Pork Chops with Sage


  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 whole leaves sage + 1 bunch of sage, chopped
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • salt to taste


Heat butter in a skillet over high heat. Add the whole sage leaves. Add the pork chops and cook for one minute on each side. Meanwhile, dilute the tomato paste in the water. Add the diluted paste to the chops and cook for 3 minutes. Turn and cook for 3 more minutes. Add salt to taste, turn again and cook until done 1-5 minutes, depending on width.

Adapted from Kyle Phillip's recipe at

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