Recipe by Chef1MOM-Connie
This is a simple put together meal that tastes like you cooked for hours! I made these tonight using what I had in hand and what I knew I liked. A different taste with the sweet aroma of baked apples and the tanginess from the garlic and balsamic vinegar. It provided a suttle differences with each bite. My DH and DS liked this very much. I served with baby sweet peas and smashed potatoes. The sauce can be made into a gravy but the family was hungry so I used the remaining juice as an au jus.
Top Review by writedenise2
Okay, to start, I will admit, I did not have any apple cider vinegar, so I used regular apple juice. I am not sure how much that affected the outcome. So if you try this... I wouldn't make that substitution! Otherwise, it was fair. I did not find that it had any flavor. Without the apples on top, there was no flavor. Also, it said to quarter the apples, I would instead recommend making them bite size, or at least much smaller than quartered. I am not sure what happened, but no one liked them. I wouldn't make it again.
- 5 pork chops, approx 3/4 inch thick
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 apples
- 1⁄2 cup water
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- In bowl whisk egg.
- In separate bowl mix together wheat germ, basil, rosemary, garlic powder.
- Rinse and pat dry pork chops (may be pork loin chops or pork steaks).
- Dip chops in egg wash.
- Dredge through wheat germ mixture.
- Put into 9X13 roasting pan, add water to pan.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
- Put in oven at 350 degrees for 1-1 1/2 hours.
- In the meantime, quarter apple and remove cores.
- In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Put apple in bowl and stir to cover apple with mixture.
- 1/2 hour after chops are in oven, flip chops over and put apples on top of chops, return to oven and continue to bake.
- **NOTE: check after 1 hour total baking time for doneness depending on thickness of chops and oven variations time can vary 1- 1 1/2 hours.
- Serve with side dish and vegetables.
- Au jus from baking can be dripped over chops and apples on a platter or can be made into a tasty gravy.