Can’t get out because of the blinding white landscape?
I’m taking a wild guess here that you are not alone. It’s the snow isn’t it? Actually it’s beauty and the beast out there!
The backyard is a gorgeous winter wonderland and then out front there are mile high mountains of snow that are full of soot and dirt. Not very pretty.
All that snow has wiped me out today so I wanted something fast. There was a lot of shoveling and I’m too tired for anything involved.
Simple pork chops sauteed with apples in a light white wine sauce is easy and fast. A side of rice with peas and onions and a tossed salad make a very satisfying meal after a tiring day of snow shoveling.
This recipe will serve two. You can increase the ingredients to serve more. It’s flexible and you can add any other ingredients that suit your tastes.
Sometimes reading a recipe can make it look more complicated than it actually is, so here’s a quick “to do” for this recipe, it’s simple:
- peel apples and saute them for a few minutes
- then saute pork chops
- add broth to chops with apples and simmer till done!
Here is the recipe I used.
- 4 boneless pork chops less than ½ inch thick
- 1-2 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 TBLS. butter
- 1 TBLS. olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2-3 TBLS. dry white wine (optional)
- 1 tsp. water & ½ tsp. flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- Season the pork chops with pepper and set aside.
- Heat a large saute pan and add the butter. When butter is hot add the apples and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring them until lightly browned. Don’t over cook because they will continue to cook later with the chops.
- Remove the apples and add a little olive oil to the pan if needed. When the oil is hot saute the pork chops on both sides until lightly browned — approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.
- When all the chops are browned add the apples to the pan with the pork chops. Stir in the broth and wine (if using). Cover and simmer for 7-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops.
- Make a slurry with the water and flour to thicken the sauce if you desire. Stir the flour mixture into the pan to blend well and add salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. If you don’t want to thicken the sauce then just add the salt and pepper to taste and serve.
You might like this recipe Balsamic Caper Pork Chops from Michele at FlavorMosaic.com.