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Pan Roasted Veal Chops

1/4 cup plus 2 tps extra-virgin olive oil
4 thyme sprigs
1 garlic clove (chopped)
4 bone-in veal rib chops
2 cups Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon
2 large onions (chopped)
1 Tbsp butter (unsalted)
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups beef stock (fresh is best)
Salt & pepper

In a large, shallow dish, combine 1/4 cup of the olive oil with the thyme sprigs and garlic. Add the veal chops and turn to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
In a medium saucepan, combine the wine with half of the onions and boil until the wine has reduced to 1/2 cup, 15 minutes. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the remaining onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden, 3 minutes. Stir in the flour.
Slowly whisk in the stock until smooth, then bring to a boil, whisking until thickened. Whisk in the reduced wine and simmer over low heat, constantly stirring for 30 minutes. Strain the sauce into the medium saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 170°. In a large pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering.
Remove the veal chops from the marinade; discard the thyme and scrape off the garlic. Season the chops with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook over high heat until richly browned, about 3 minutes per side.
Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the chops for about 10 minutes, turning once halfway through; the veal should be just pink in the center. Transfer the chops to plates and spoon the sauce on top.
Serve with Potato Puree or Mashed Potato.

Serves: 4
Cooks in: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Pairs well with Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon.