Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
·6 bone in pork chops (loin or shoulder) cut 3/4 inch thick
·coasre salt and freshly ground pepper
·1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
·2 tbsp. butter
·1 large white onion, sliced
·2 to 3 apples, cored and sliced, about 3 cups
·1 cup beer, white wine, cider or chicken broth
How to Make Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
- Trim chops of fat. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat and then swirl in olive oil. Lay in chops and don't move them for a few minutes to assure a good golden sear forms. Turn and brown well on the other side for a total of about 10 minutes. Remove chops to a warm plate.
- Swirl butter into pan. Add onion and apples. Saute til onion slices are lightly caramelized and apples have begun to soften, about 8 minutes. Stir in beer or other liquid. Return chops to pan
- Cook til pork is tender, about 15 more minutes, depending on size of the chops, turning halfway through and covering chops with apple mixture. If the mixture needs a little thickening, remove chops to warm plate again and simmer mixture on high for a few minutes to reduce. Serve chops over rice or mashed potatoes with a large spoonful of the apple onion mixture over the top.