Yes, I know this meal is not a diet friendly meal-but it sure was good! Moral of my story- I think I am going to enjoy eating for a while...it is summer time so there will be lots of activities to burn it all off!
Last night was my first time ever cooking Pork Chops. I am not a huge fan of pork, and at one point in time I was a vegetarian- but the 1 ¾ in thick fresh cuts were beautiful to me :) They weren’t cheap so I prayed I would not screw them up! Here is a run down of what I did, remember I was making this up along the way!
- Thick cut Pork Chops
- Fresh Garlic
- Large Red Delicious Apples (found these babies on sale for 99 cents per pound and they were huge!)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Onion- can be of your choice but I used a yellow onion.
- White wine
- Brown sugar
Pre heat oven to 375
Cut up onion and 2 large Apples- Toss them in a skillet with EVOO, white wine, crushed garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Let them cook down until the apples are soft and the onions become transparent.
Then add the Pork Chops. Brown them evenly on each side approx- 5-6 minutes per side. Add small amounts of EVOO and white wine as needed to keep things moist. Ad some additional seasonings if you would like.
When finished browning-transfer Pork Chops to a glass baking dish. Cover them with the apples and onions-basically everything left in the skillet! Put them in the 375 degree oven- Mid way through the cook time slice s few small pieces of butter on top and sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar.
Then Serve- went very well along side of some Garlic Mashed Potatoes!