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Pork Chops with Apple and Baby Onions

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Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Kid-friendly
Type: Main Dishes

Apples go great with pork chops, and onions add a tasty zing.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 35M

Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices firm white bread, torn into pieces
  • handful of sage leaves
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pork loin chops, 3/4in (2cm) thick and 41/2oz (125g) in weight
  • 12 baby onions or shallots, peeled, large ones halved
  • 3 cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp demerara (raw) sugar, or granulated sugar
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • handful of rosemary sprigs
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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Combine the bread, sage, and onion in a food processor and pulse on and off, until coarse crumbs form. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until golden. Return to the food processor and pulse again until finely chopped. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Place the chops in a roasting pan and add the onions. Add the apples, sprinkle with sugar, then drizzle with olive oil. Add the rosemary, then season with a pinch of salt, pepper, and the golden bread crumb mixture.
  3. Roast for 30-35 minutes, turning once, until the meat is cooked through. Serve with new potatoes or mashed potatoes.
Tips:
  • Add some new potatoes to the pan with the apple and onions. Just make sure the pan is large enough so it roasts rather than steams.
  • If the pork is ready before everything else, take it out and keep warm-you don't want it to overcook or it will become dry.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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