Friday, March 22, 2013

DIY Pork Chops with Apple Sauce

One particularly disappointing experience of a restaurant had me craving for pork chop with apple sauce (yes, I know my craving can be very specific.) So I decided to try making my own pork chop and it was surprisingly easy. The recipe I used was a variant of one from My Recipes.

  • 2 tablespoon butter.
  • 2 red apples (peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • Pork Chop:
  • 4 (5-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter.

  •  Preparation

    1. To prepare applesauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples to pan; cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt to pan; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until apples are tender. Mash gently with the back of a spoon.

    2. To prepare pork, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; dredge pork in flour. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes or until golen. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
    Tip: Coat the pork with flour for a crispier exterior.

    3. Serve with applesauce and salad or mash potatoes. And ta-da! Hassle-free homecooked pork chop.

    I must say I was quite pleased with the way this attempt turned out. *pats self on back*

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