As I have mentioned before, I started a new gig for the food network about a month ago. My new office is super tiny, about eight people are here each day.
Six of us work out of a small bright orange room filled cubicles. I'm lucky to say that I knew about half of the people here before I started this contract, and the other half I really like.
With that being said, working in such a small space lends to knowing ALOT about one another. Hell, I spend more time with these people than anyone else.
Several weeks ago, one of my co-workers Sara came in raving about the dinner she had made the night before: Pork with onions and apples with a cider reduction. (being a food show we tend to talk about food ALOT) Then a week later, another co-worker Addie made the recipe and got rave reviews.
Last night, I decided to joing the crowd and make it myself.
Here is this delicious recipe-
Pork Chops with Onion and Apples -courtesy of Sara Finne
Ingredients (serves 4) :
4 pork chops
1 red onion
1 crisp apple (any kind will do)
1 cup apple cider
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Warm Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and add to pan.
Sear the pork chops on each side until they are partially cooked (about 3-4 a side). Then remove pork and put aside on plate.
Reduce heat and add red onion (chopped or julienned). Cook until they are softened (about 6-7 minutes)
Add chopped apple and allow to brown for about 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium high and return pork chops to pan. Cook through. (about another 2-3 minutes per side)
Remove pork chops once more and deglaze skillet with apple cider. (up to one cup or so...) Stir and let cider reduce. Add corn starch and water to cider, apples and onions, if desired.
Plate pork and top with apple/onion/cider reduction.