Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Pat onions dry with a paper towel. Add onions to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once. Add apple to pan; place in oven. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until onions and apple are tender. Stir in 2 teaspoons butter, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan; keep warm. Combine broth and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 1 minute or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in vinegar and remaining 1 teaspoon butter. Serve sauce with pork and apple mixture.
Really really good. The only problem was with the order and timing of the recipe. After reading it several times and having my husband weigh in with his opinion, I switched up the cooking order. Why use 2 pans? Cooked the pork 1st and kept warm. Made the onion and apple mix in the same pan and then proceeded from there. Less clean up and a smoother cooking process.
Its a good recipe, i've made it twice before finding what worked best for us. My grandmother was actually the one who showed me the recipe, and wanted to follow it to the t the first time. The second go around, she was much happier with it. I substituted a small red onion, wedged, for the pearl onions, added some chopped garlic, and added 1/2 cup of craisins. Also, I dipped the porkchops in flour before browning them, and substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth
This came up as a meal option on the Cooking Light Diet Plan. I have only cooked pork chops a few times before but decided to try this anyway. It was very flavorful and my pork chops came out nice and tender. I used boneless instead of bone-in, otherwise followed as directed. Frozen pearl onions are hard to find in my area and I had to go to a few stores before I found them. Next time I will probably just sub regular onions cut into wedges as another review suggested. I will definately make this again!
As another reviewer suggested, I cooked the pork first, removed it and kept it warm. Delicious flavor and presentation with the apples, onions and thyme. I think the gravy proportions are off. I used 1 cup stock and 2 tsp flour. It thickened nicely and who doesn't want more gravy? Will add dried cherries for company.
I followed the recipe as stated. It tasted great! I did cut the recipe in 1/2 since there is only me and my wife. I used 1/2 of the Apple to get one cup but will use the full Apple next time. We will make this again and again!
This is a great example of quick, simple comfort food, not something you usually say in the same sentence. It's so nice to have on hand recipes like this that don't require days of chopping or an arm's length ingredient list, yet are full of flavor. Sure, there are plenty of ways to jazz it up as others have suggested, but why make it more complicated than it needs to be. We didn't feel it necessary. Tastes great as is.
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