Last night I was about to cook up my beautiful bone-in pork chop from Niman Ranch. I buy my pork from the Meat Mart in Conyers, Georgia. They are an old fashioned meat market, and they do their best to sell happy meat. Then I said to myself, “Wait! you have a boat load of organic apples you just bought from BJ’s.”
BJ’s is my “Big Box Club Store.” Each time I go there I find more and more organic options, and that makes me very happy. OK, so the apples were packaged in a huge plastic bag, but I will find a way to reuse it, I promise.
Anyway, I came up with this recipe all on my own, and it was so good, I thought I would share. Those of you who know me, know that I generally cook from a recipe, so for me to make something up is huge.
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add the onion and the apples and sauté for a couple of minutes until the onion starts to become soft.
Meanwhile, pat the pork chops dry, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Scoot the onions and apples to the edge of the pan, and add the pork chop. Cook for five minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional five minutes. (If you like your pork a little more done, you can increase the cooking time). Stir your apples and onions a bit while you are at it.
Remove your pork chop to a plate, and cover with the apples and onions.
Put the skillet back on the burner. Add the brandy (I had peach on hand so that's what I used), and butter. Scrape to release the frond on the bottom of the skillet (black bits),
Let the brandy reduce with butter to form a sauce.
Pour the sauce over your pork chop, apples and onions. Serve and enjoy!
I served this with a baked sweet potato. It was oh, so good.
When you are using quality pork from happy pigs, you don't need to cook the crap out of it.
I am single, and only needed to cook one chop, but you can change the serving sizes on the recipe block, and it will automatically calculate the increase in ingredients.