Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe is a traditional Greek countryside recipe.
- 6 pork chops, 1 inch thick
- 4 ounces butter (for the pork chops)
- 2 ounces butter (for the apples)
- 3⁄4 cup apple cider
- 2 cooking apples
- 1 dash cinnamon
- salt and pepper
- Rinse the meat and pat it dry.
- Core the cleaned apples and cut in 1/2-inch rings.
- Measure out the cider.
- Preheat two frying pans on low heat. Turn the heat up under one of the frying pans to medium-high, and add 4 ounces of butter.
- As soon as the butter stops frothing and starts to turn a pale brown, add the pork chops and brown well on both sides.
- Start the next step while the pork chops are browning. While the pork chops are browning, use the remaining 2 ounces of butter for the apples.
- Add the butter to the second preheated frying pan, and turn the heat up to medium. As soon as the butter stops frothing, sauté the apple rings until golden brown.
- They will brown very quickly. Use a spatula to turn.
- As soon as the pork chops are browned - about 2 1/2 minutes per side - while the apples are still being sautéd, add the cider to the meat and reduce heat to low.
- It is unlikely that all the apple rings will fit in the frying pan at the same time, so divide the butter appropriately. Have a plate ready to hold the cooked apples until all the rings are done.
- Using a spatula, carefully place the apple rings on top of the pork chops. Simmer together for 5 minutes.
- Serve on a platter or individual plates, spooned over with sauce. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, and serve.
What a great dish! Didn't make any changes at all. Served it with steamed cauliflower and sauteed potatoes. Couldn't ask for a more satisfying dinner. Thanks Celtic!