CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Pork Chops with ApplesApples and pork can team up for a quick meal.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Apples and pork can team up for a quick meal.
Pork Chops with Apples
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 center-cut boneless pork chops, 6 to 7 ounces each
¾ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 shallots, minced
2 cups hard or sweet cider
1 cup dried apple slices
3 tablespoons whipping cream
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat; season chops with ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste. Cook chops in skillet, turning once, until browned. Remove from skillet. Add shallots to skillet; cook over medium heat until translucent. Add cider; heat to simmer. Add apple slices; cook until apples are soft and cider is reduced by half. Stir in cream, mustard and remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt; cook until slightly thickened. Taste sauce for seasoning. Return chops to skillet; heat until cooked through.
Yield: Serves 4.
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