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We love pork around here, but let’s face reality: pork chops get old. You can bbq them, bake them, pan fry them, but sometimes you just want a little more. Enter apple, sage & onion pork chops! They are delicious and pretty easy to make – especially since I’m going to show you step by step how to create this culinary masterpiece!
First things first: slice up your onions and apples with a mandolin:
My mandolin slices them the perfect size in my opinion, but if you don’t have a slicer of some sort – try to keep them neat and thin. It will ensure they all cook at the same rate and really, you’ll thank me for that tip. For reals.
You are going to need the following spices, too!
Up there we’ve minced some garlic and measured out some sage, paprika, thyme and allspice. Sounds a little weird, but trust me – it’s good!
Heat you a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet and coat your chops with the spices and flour (don’t throw out the leftover flour and spice mix, we’ll use it later) and pop them right in and get to cookin, good lookin!
Depending on the thickness of your chops, just about 3 minutes or so a side should do it. I’ve got one turned for you in the pic above – looking so dang good!
After they have cooked, remove them from the pan and add the onions for about 2 minutes. Then add the apples for about another 2 to 3 minutes:
Can you smell that? You will when you try this recipe, but the photos will have to do for now. Isn’t it a shame that the internet isn’t scratch n sniff? No? Am I showing my age here or what?
After your onions and apples are nice and carmelized, add your apple juice and brown sugar:
The remaining flour and spice mixture? Put that right in there too and stir it on up. Then put your chops back in and bring to a boil and cook just long enough to thicken your sauce:
Guess what? Dinner’s ready baby! It’s just that easy, and it’s just that delish, folks! Hey, would I lie to you? No way, Jose! Want the full recipe? Well, I’ll just leave it right here for ya…
- 8 boneless pork chops
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 onion
- 1 c apple juice
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour (Gluten Free if ya got it - if not - go make ya some here
- 3 tsp sage
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- Slice onions and apples
- Mix flour and spices and coat chops (save the rest of the mix for later)
- Heat a few tsp of oil in skillet and fry the chops about 3 minutes on each side or so - depending on the thickness
- When chops are done, remove from skillet
- Add onions and cook 2 minutes
- Add apples and cook 2 to 3 minutes more (depends on what kind of crunch you desire here)
- Add apple juice, brown sugar and the rest of the flour and spice mix and heat until it boils.
- Simmer about 5 minutes - all done!