Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples and Onions

 Serves 4

 Prep Time:  10 Minutes

Cooking Time:  30 minutes

What it takes:

4 pork chops (whatever suites your fancy!)
1 apple, thinly sliced (I used gala)
1 red onion, sliced
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder and garlic powder for seasoning the pork chops. This is to taste. If you are not a fan of spice, leave out the cayenne.

How to do it:

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced apples and onions. Then add the vinegar and brown sugar. Once the mixture starts to sizzle, reduce heat to medium so the mixture does not burn. Cook this mixture over medium to medium-low heat for 30 minutes. The apples and onions will caramelize and be sweet.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray the pan with Pam olive oil cooking spray. Season pork shops on both sides with seasoning. Place in pan and cook for 5-7 minutes (per side) depending on thickness. My pork chops were on the thin side and only took ~10 minutes to cook.

If pork chops are done cooking before the apples and onions, place in a heated oven (250-300) on a foil lined cookie sheet to keep them warm. When apples are done cooking, place pork chops on a serving platter and place the onion and apple mixture over the top of each of the pork chops.