For many of us, chicken and beef are the staple proteins with dinner. Of course there are the holiday turkeys and hams, but we rarely venture into other meats on a regular basis. This is too bad. Animals are delicious, and different meats add a needed break from our standard fare, adding flavors and textures that will excite our pallets. This simple apple pork chop recipe will add some variety to your weekly dinner plans. It is easy to make, light, and delicious. More than that, it only requires one frying pan and a blender, which makes clean up a breeze. Enjoy!
Apple Pork Chop Recipe
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4 pork chops
1 onion, diced
1 apple, diced
1 glove garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 350º. Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the oil. When the oil begins to smoke, add the pork chops. Pan sear each side of the pork chops for 2-3 minutes. When the meat releases from the pan naturally, it is time to flip the chops. Once they pork has been seared, add the onion, apple, and garlic. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until you reach your pork chops reach the desired level of doneness. (Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pork chop and your personal tastes.)
After the pork chops are cooked, remove them from the pan and let them rest for five minutes. While the pork chops are resting, put the frying pan back over medium high heat. Add the white wine to the pan and cook off the alcohol. Remove the contents of the frying pan into a blender or Vitamix. Blend until smooth and the mixture becomes emulsified.
Serve the pork chops over cooked spinach. Coat liberally with the sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley and an apple slice.