Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sage and Apple Pork Chops
The recipe is my own
4 bone in pork chops
2 medium apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp ground sage
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350.
Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish and arrange the apple slices in the bottom. Liberally dust with cinnamon.
Meanwhile, sear the pork chops on both sides in a hot skillet...2-3 minutes per side. Arrange the seared chops on top of the apples. Sprinkle with sage, salt and pepper. Layer the sliced onions on top.
Bake uncovered in the pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the chops are slightly pink or reach about 145 degrees.
To serve, portion out one chop to each plate and top with baked apples an onions.
Simple, juicy savory and sweet. This dinner was nothing to exciting, but it certainly hit the spot. The apples disintegrated into nearly a sauce. The pork was tender and flavorful. The seasoning was low key, but well balanced. Pretty pedestrian. But very satisfying.