Balsamic Fig Pork Chops and Baby Potatoes

I love shopping local whenever possible. I think small business is vital to our economy and sense of community.  I grew up in a small town with a very compelling Main Street scene presence.  I have friends who own small businesses.  I live in a small to medium sized town now and though I love being close to NYC, I also love my humble roots.

Nearby, we have a local butcher shop (Perrotti’s) that is a call back to simpler times.  They take pride in their craft.  They know you by name as well as your tastes and troubles. I adore these guys and coincidentally – they have the best pork chops I’ve ever tasted.

Balsamic Fig Pork Chops and Baby Potatoes

A one pot dinner that always satisfies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: anoldiebutafoodie, balsamic vinegar, basking ridge, bernardsville, Le Creuset, Little Potato Company, Perrottis, pork chops, somerset county, somerville
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • The key to this is searing the pork chops on high heat before baking them. This holds in all the juices.
  • Season the chops with season salt and sear the chops in a little olive oil (3-5 minutes per side)
  • Drizzle some balsamic vinegar right in the chops and top with fig preserves (1/2 tsp per chop)
  • Mash the preserves into the chop with the back of a spoon
  • Pour about a 1/4 cup of red wine
  • Place pan in oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • While the chops are baking, halve the baby potatoes and microwave for six minutes
  • Carefully add the potatoes to the pan with the two remaining teaspoons of fig preserves and an additional 1/4 cup of red wine, a splash of balsamic vinegar and the currants.
  • Cook for another ten minutes and then allow to rest for five minutes before serving


Serve with salad or mixed vegetables


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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