Pork Chops with Apples And Shallots
Apples and pork are a classic combination; here, the apples are cooked with white wine and shallots for an even richer flavor.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, October 2005
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 pound medium shallots, halved or quartered lengthwise (pieces should be about 3/4 inch thick)
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 4 pork rib chops (each 1/2 inch thick and 6 to 8 ounces)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- Wilted Spinach with Nutmeg, for serving (optional)
Heat broiler; set rack 4 inches from heat. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high. Add shallots; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Cover pan; reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until shallots are soft, about 5 minutes more.
Add apples and wine; cover, and cook until apples are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated and apples are tender, 2 to 4 minutes more. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
While apples are cooking, season pork chops generously with salt and pepper; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side. To serve, spoon warm apple mixture over chops. Serve pork chops with Wilted Spinach with Nutmeg, if desired.