In this month’s Food of the World, we will be traveling to the U.K. aka Britain, Scotland, Ireland. My first thought when I saw Britain, yep you guessed it, Fish and Chips! One of my all time favorite foods while I was growing up. I had great plans to make them this weekend, but it never happened. First, I forgot to defrost the fish. Then I went off on an adventure with my friend Cheryl. I honestly woke up yesterday and just could not bring myself to dig out the deep fryer! I think that deep down, I knew that I should NOT be deep frying anything. So back to the drawing board.
I am so glad that I changed my mind!! These Pork Chops with Apple and Cider Sauce are absolutely AMAZING! Not only are they delicious, but they were so easy to make. Want to know a secret? I just made them 10 minutes ago! I think it took me longer to drive to the grocery store, than it did to make these pork chops.
Heat the oil in a skillet, and cook the pork chops until browned on both sides…..
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pork chops and keep them warm. Add the butter and apple slices to the skillet and cook until the apples and juices turn brown…..
Add the garlic and sugar, stir and cook for one minute…..
Now add the hard apple cider (or regular apple cider)…..
and the mustard, vinegar, and thyme…..
Cook until it boils and thickens slightly. Serve with Creamy Mashed Potatoes….
This is seriously a restaurant quality meal! The pork chops are very tender. The sauce has a tang to it from the apples and Hard Apple Cider. I used this one by the way…..
I hate mustard, so it does not add a strong taste to the sauce, just enough to not allow the sweetness of the apples to take over. 😉
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Pork Chops with Apple and Cider Sauce
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 4 Boneless pork loin chops
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 Large cooking apples, I used Braeburn (peeled, cored, and sliced)
- 2 Large cloves fresh garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon raw sugar
- 2/3 cups dry, hard cider (I used Crispin - or substitute apple cider)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon wholegrain mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
- 2 Teaspoons chopped, fresh thyme
- springs of thyme (to garnish)
|Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops until well browned on both sides, about 10 to 15 minutes.|
|Remove the pork chops and keep warm. Add the butter and apple slices to the skillet, and cook until the apples begin to brown.|
|Add the garlic and sugar, and cook for 1 minute.|
|Stir in the hard apple cider, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and chopped thyme. Boil for a few minutes until sauce bubbles and thickens slightly.|
|Place pork chops on a plate, and top with the apple cider sauce. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.|
Substitute regular apple cider for a non-alcoholic version.
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