Pan Fried Pork Chops With Apple Compote
1 small sweet onion, finely diced
2 small green apples (such as Granny Smith or Orin), peeled, cored and diced
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg
Juice and zest of one lemon
4 Pork Loin chops (bone in)
canola or other high heat tolerant oil
salt & pepper
1.In small saucepan, mix all ingredients and set over medium heat.
2.Continue to cook for 15-20 minutes, or until apples and onions are softened.
3.Keep warm until chops are finished cooking.
1.Rub each chop with a small amount of oil, then season generously with salt and pepper.
2.Heat cast iron or non stick skillet over medium high heat and wait until completely heated through. (To test, drop a small droplet of water
in. If it sizzles and evaporates, we’re ready to cook!)
3.Set chops in one layer directly on pan and sear on one side for 5-6 minutes (or until beginning to brown), flip over (using tongs not a fork)
and sear other side for another 5-6 minutes. Lower heat to medium or medium low and continue to cook and flip until done to your taste.
Remove from pan and set on plate for 5 minutes to rest.
4.Serve chops with a dollop of apple compote on top.