PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES IN AN APPLE BRANDY SAUCE

PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES IN AN APPLE BRANDY SAUCE

PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES IN AN APPLE BRANDY SAUCE

SCENE: 

Apples are everywhere and I'm in the mood to go apple picking. Unfortunately here in San Francisco, apple picking options are slim pickings and my virtual apple tree will have to suffice. Needless to say, the Farmers Market is bursting with apples and I need not go far to satisfy my desire to cook something seasonal. Yesterday I went to the butcher to pick up a pork tenderloin and bacon but once I saw the beautiful thick cut pork chops, I knew I had to oblige. It was well worth it. Drool worthy recipe...

SONG: 

Paradise
Because I felt like I was in Paradise with each bite

INGREDIENTS
2 Bone in thick cut pork chops
1-2 tb olive oil
1 apple
½ lemon
2/3 cup apple brandy
2 tb garam masala
1 shallot
2 cloves garlic
1 tb butter
½ c half & half
 

PROCESS
-Slice the apple and place in a dish
-Squeeze juice from ½ lemon over apples
-Add 1/3 c apple brandy to apples
-Cover and refrigerate 2 hours-overnight
-Remove pork chops from the fridge 30-40 min before cooking
-Season each pork chop with 1tb of garam masala, salt and pepper
-Warm oil in a pan on medium to high heat
-Add pork chops and cook 6-7 min per side
-Remove pork chops, cover and let rest
-To the pan add butter, shallots and garlic
-Sautee shallots and garlic for 2-3 min on medium heat
-Add apples in brandy, 1 tb of garam masala and 1/3c brandy
-Increase heat and reduce the sauce
-Add half & half
-Stir until warm and remove from heat
-Pour apple brandy mixture over the pork chops
Serve and Enjoy!

Oxx,
Carly