– 4 boneless loin chops about 1” thick
– ½ teaspoon garlic powder
– kosher salt & pepper to taste
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 tablespoons butter
– ½ red onion sliced
– 2 large tart apples sliced
– ⅔ cup apple cider or as needed, not apple cider vinegar
– 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
– ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
– 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1. Season pork chops with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops for about 5 minutes on each side or until browned (be sure not to overcook the pork). Remove from the pan, and set on a plate.
3. Add butter and onions to the skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes or until onions start to soften. Add apples and continue to cook until they begin to soften for about 5 minutes.
4. Whisk apple cider, mustard, and cinnamon, and add to the skillet with thyme. Simmer 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the pork chops, along with any juices on the plate, back into the skillet.
6. Push the pork chops down into the apples. Simmer an additional 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has cooked down slightly and the pork reaches 145°F with a meat thermometer.
Recipe from: www.spendwithpennies.com/fried-pork-chops-with-apples/