Saturday, December 10, 2011

Apple Pork Chop

I kid you not, but pork and apple go very very well together. I first found this out when I bought pork-apple sausage. The flavor is totally killer! So, if pork goes well with apples, pork chop will be crazy awesome with sauteed apples, especially if the apples soak up some of the pork pan drippings - right?

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 mackintosh apple
  • 1/4 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil

  • Prepare the apple by cutting thin slices of apple and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet until it starts to smoke. Place the pork chops in the skillet and brown both sides. This takes less than a minute on each side.
  • Turn the heat to medium-low when the pork chops are brown until cooked. This should take about 4-7 minutes, depending on how thick your cut of meat is.
  • At the very last moment, sprinkle the salt and pepper on the pork chops, and remove the pork chops from the heat.

  • On medium-high heat, place the apple slices on the same skillet that cooked the pork. Add the apple cider/juice to the skillet, and mix with pan drippings. 
  • Cook the apple slices until slightly softened. 
  • Remove the apple slices and place on the pork chop. Pour the apple and pan drippings mix onto the pork chop.
  • Serve.

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