Pan-Seared Pork Chops With Maple Gravy and Apple Bacon Hash
- APPLE-BACON HASH:.
- Cook bacon until crisp and browned. Drain on paper towels, reserving bacon fat. Heat butter and 2 tbsp bacon fat in a skillet. Add potato, onion, garlic, and apple. Cook until lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the seasonings. Keep warm.
- PORK CHOPS:.
- Heat remaining bacon fat. Season pork, add to pan, and cover. Cook, turning occasionally, until done, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chops to a plate and cover to keep warm.
- MAPLE GRAVY:.
- Pour off all but 1 tbsp of pan drippings. Whisk in flour and let bubble for 1 minute. Whisk in chicken stock, maple syrup, and cream. Bring to a boil. Cook, whisking often, until mixture reduces and thickens, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Crumble the bacon over the hash. Serve with chops and sauce.