Pork Chops with Apples and Cider
Cooking with Apple Cider
I am really enjoying the combination of pork with apples and like to kick it up a notch in flavor and arthritis friendly ingredients by adding apple cider vinegar. I use bone-in thick pork chops, season with salt, pepper and dried sage. Sear in pan both sides until nicely brown. Transfer to an oven safe dish and bake at 400 15-20 min. I deglazed pan with a splash of white wine then added the sliced apples and green onions and satue to soften but not turn to mush. I then added 1 1/2 Tbs of good quality apple cider vinegar and seasoned the dish to taste with salt, pepper, dried sage and a dash of cinnamon.
Served it with sides of brown rice and roasted asparagus. This is a new rice product that I tried and would like to report it is fantastic. Good quality organic brown rice that is ready in 1 and a half minutes. This is not “instant” rice but is basically instant to prepare. I added some butter to it when serving and we really loved it. The texture and flavor was top notch and was ready in a flash.