Apple Cider Pork Chops
Caramelised apples are just delicious cooked with the pork and help balance the creamy French sauce.
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 pork loin chops, well seasoned
2 Tbsp butter
2 onion, peeled and sliced
2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 ½ cups apple cider
2 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
½ cup cream
6 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
1 tsp salt
2 tsp butter
¼ cup milk * approximately
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 200oC.
Heat fry pan to high heat, add oil and sear the pork for 2 minutes on each side, place into a baking dish. Add 1 Tbsp of the butter to the pan with sliced onion, cook for 2-3 minutes then scatter over the pork chops. Add other Tbsp of butter, panfry apples until they begin to caramelise then scatter over the pork and onions.
Pour apple cider into pan and bring to the boil, simmer until reduced by half. Stir in the mustard, cream, salt and pepper to season. Bring to the boil, pour over the pork and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked.
Bring potatoes, salt and water to the boil, simmer for 12-14 minutes until soft. Drain potatoes then add back to the hot saucepan. Add butter, milk, parsley and season with salt and pepper, mash until smooth.
Serve the apple cider pork with the mash, add fresh steamed vegetables of your choice.
Hands on time:15 minutes| Cooking time: 15 minutes
Credit : Taste Magazine
Tip: Use a tart cooking apple here, such as Granny Smith, Ballart or Braeburn