OK so I think it was actually the promise of Chai Latte Cupcakes that got my parents to accept my dinner invitation, but whatever. The point is that they made the trek out to my house, and they found themselves loving not only the cupcakes, but these pork chops, too!
I got this recipe from my one-time roommate and long-time friend Gina. She made it for me once back in our college roomie days. This was back when I cooked basically never. In fact, that same year I almost burnt down my apartment while attempting to make chicken nuggets. Or rather, by neglecting my chicken nuggets in their grease on the stove. But that’s a story for another time, or not.
Back to the pork chops. They are deeeelicious and easy and you must try them! Oh, and I also did not take any pictures of them…sorry!! I had hungry people hovering about in the kitchen, so I will come back and add some pictures next time I make this awesome dish.
Pork Chops And Apples by Gina H-turned-K. 🙂
-4 boneless pork chops
–2 Red Delicious (or whatever you prefer) apples, cored and sliced
-2 green onions (I did not have green onions…so I used 1/4 of a vidalia onion, chopped. YUM.)
-2 tbsp vegetable oil
-1 tsp salt
-1/8 tsp pepper
-1 1/2 cups apple juice
-1 tbsp cornstarch
-1/4 cup milk
-Using a frying pan big enough for your pork chops to fit into later, cook the apples in oil until they are soft and their skin turns pink (if using red apples). It’s OK for them to be slightly browned. (If you are like me, you will prefer them that way!)
-Remove apples from frying pan and keep warm.
-Place pork chops in the pan or skillet and brown for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
-Add onions, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup apple juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes.
-Remove pork chops and keep warm.
-Mix cornstarch with remaining 1 1/4 cups apple juice. Slowly pour into pan. Add milk, and stir until thickened (still cooking on low heat).
-Put pork chops and apples back into the pan, heat and serve.
**When Gina gave me this recipe, she included the side note that she likes to serve this meal with white rice, so she doubles everything except the pork chops and apples so that there is more gravy to go around. Personally, I do not care for rice. In fact, to date, I have never made rice. I did make mashed potatoes with this tonight, and there was plenty of gravy for the four of us, without doubling the recipe. So….do whatever you think is best!
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and puh-pork choooops,
P.S. – Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers that Apples and Bananas song from elementary school….