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    Smothered Pork Chops With Apples, Onions and Cabbage

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    2 hrs 5 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 50 mins

    Chef #381086's Note:

    A great recipe I saw being made on TV a couple of weeks ago that I had to try

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    1. 1
      Season both sides of the pork chops with the Essence and kosher salt. Lightly dredge in the flour.
    2. 2
      Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over high heat. Add the pork chops 2 at a time, and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the pork chops and transfer to a platter. Repeat with the remaining pork chops and set aside.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat to medium-high, and add the apples and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples and onions are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, Calvados, caraway seeds, bay leaves, salt, pepper and herbs. Cook uncovered until sauce comes to a boil. Add the pork chops, cover, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the pork chops are fork-tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
    4. 4
      Serve the pork chops with the cabbage and pan juices.
    5. 5
      Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
    6. 6
      2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
    7. 7
      2 tablespoons salt
    8. 8
      2 tablespoons garlic powder
    9. 9
      1 tablespoon black pepper
    10. 10
      1 tablespoon onion powder
    11. 11
      1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    12. 12
      1 tablespoon dried oregano
    13. 13
      1 tablespoon dried thyme
    14. 14
      Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 20, 2014


      One of the BEST recipes I've tried from this website. Didn't have the Calvados so I used 2 cups of organic apple juice and boiled it down to a cup. Didn't have time to fool with Emeril's so I used Tony Cachere's.

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    • on May 18, 2009

      Wonderful! Didn't have Calvados so used regular Brandy and it was still excellent so I can't wait to try the real thing. Used 1/2 bag of cabbage slaw, one large onion and 1 apple since that is all I had. I too use Essence regularly, which gives the kick in flavor you need in this recipe. Hubby always rates new recipes if they are company worthy. This was a definite keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on January 21, 2009


      We really enjoyed this recipe. I like to try different recipes/ingredients and this one worked nicely. I didn't have calvados so I substituted with brandy & 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar. I cut the cabbage by 4 oz and still found it to be too much. Next time I'll cut back more & alittle on the stock/brandy also. Essence spice is a regular in our cupboards & I enjoy using it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Smothered Pork Chops With Apples, Onions and Cabbage

    Serving Size: 1 (812 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 677.0
    Calories from Fat 383
    Total Fat 42.6 g
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    Cholesterol 76.8 mg
    Sodium 2287.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    Sugars 19.3 g
    Protein 32.7 g

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