Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pork Chops with Apple and Onion

Don't you hate it when you go to the store and pick up a whole bag of apples or oranges and you come home only to discover that you got a "bum" bag? The apples are a bit mushy or the oranges a bit dry and you've got a whole darn bag of them? So recently this happened to me with a bag of Pink Lady Apples. They were not bad but they were not great so immediately I thought---Let's cook the hell out of these apples! I happened to have some nice loin chops and an onion. I always have white wine and there's basil growing on the deck so I had the makings of a dish that made me happy I had purchased a bad bag of apples!

boneless loin chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
3 apples, cored and sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
salt and pepper
3/4 cup white wine
olive oil
bunch of fresh basil, roughly chopped

Season the chops and then sauté in a bit of olive oil until well browned on each side--4 minutes each side. Remove and add some more olive oil to the pan and sauté the onions and apples for about 8 minutes or so--getting them browned in spots. Add the chops back in and the wine and basil-cover and lower the heat. Cook for 25 minutes or so. Serve chops with apples and onions over top and drizzle with pan sauce.

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