Have you ever had fried apples? They are so good and pair so well with pork chops. This is a top recommended recipe you really must try!
The first thing to remember when making this for dinner is that you need to prepare the apples because this will take time and cooking both will take roughly the same amount of time.
- 1 bag of Apples (two apples per person)
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar per apple
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon per apple
- 1 tbsp. butter per 2 apples
- 4-6 pork chops
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
The Fried Apples:
1. After washing your apples, core them, and use a paring knife to remove the hard centerpiece that is left behind. Leave the skins on the apples – the vast majority of the nutrients are just under the skin and the skin itself is great fiber. However, if you prefer, you can peel the apples, though it won’t be quite the same.
2. Put the apple slices in a skillet with 1 tbsp of butter per 2 apples and set the burner to medium heat. When the ingredients start to bubble in the pan, turn them down to low heat and simmer. Cover with a lid and while they cook for about 15 minutes or until tender but still firm
3. This is where you need to start prep for pork chops while apples are cooking.
4. After the apples soften, add about 1 tbsp of brown sugar and ¼ tsp of cinnamon per apple.
5. Cover a while longer, 5-7 minutes and stir several times. At this point, you should have started the pork chops.
You will want to be sure they are very close to being done. If not, put your apples to the side and don’t let them continue cooking.
6. When ready, remove the lid from your apples and cook the liquid down until it caramelizes on the apples.
The Pork Chops
- When making pork chops, sprinkle olive oil into the pan and heat on medium-low.
- Season the pork chops with your favorite seasonings, such as a bit of salt and coarse ground black pepper, maybe some garlic powder and place the pork chops in the pan.
- Depending on the thickness and whether or not they are bone in, cooking time can vary. It’s important to cook them thoroughly but not overcooked. 20-30 minutes will suffice.
- Serve with your favorite side dish. (Corn on the cob or canned corn is perfect.)