Presidential Pork Chops with Apples
Despite her valiant campaign, unfortunately Roseanne did not win last night. I didn't make these chops for watching election results, but it would have been a fun idea nonetheless. Instead, a bunch of us got sauced and watched Fox News wipe the egg off their face. This blog doesn't pick favorites but we're more than pleased with the results of this annoying election, now back to flooding our newsfeeds with grainy food pictures!
To me pork is less of the "other white meat" and more of the "forgotten white meat." I never think about it, but whenever I make it I'm reminded how tasty it is, not to mention cheap. My mom used to make the world's worst pork chops and I think I'm still trying to get over that. I've always liked the idea of apples and pork together so I tried some stuff out.
You will need the following:
2-3 large pork chops (or tenderloin cutlets)
1 sweet apple (I like braeburn)
1/2 red onion (sliced thin)
fresh rosemary sprigs
2 tsp olive oil
3/4 c water
1 tsp mustard
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 pinch pie spice
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375. Saute onion slices in oil until translucent. Set aside and brown both sides of the pork chops in the same skillet.
Step 2: Arrange pork chops, onion, apples and rosemary in a baking dish.
Step 3: Mix water, brown sugar, mustard, pie spice, chopped rosemary, salt and pepper. Pour marinade over chops and bake 30-45 minutes covered. Pork is cooked to 140 degrees.