Thursday, October 15, 2009

Perfect Fall Pork Chops

6-8 pork chops
olive oil
3-4 fresh garlic cloves
3-4 shallots sliced into quarters
2 Cup baby carrots
3 red potatoes (sm-med)-cubed
1/2 - 1 small apple sliced
1/2 - 1 small pear sliced (remove skins optional)
fresh rosemary
fresh chives
fresh parsley
1/4 C butter
3/4 C brown sugar
4 Tlb dijon mustard
1-2 Tbl Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper

Melt butter and brown sugar in a frying pan. Saute shallots, carrots, garlic, korsher salt and pepper approx 5 minutes then add potatoes, apples and pears and herbs for an additional 3-5 minutes until everything is well coated but not cooked tender.

Sear pork chops in a hot frying pan with 2 Tbl of olive oil and generous amounts seasoning salt and pepper until barely browned. Place in baking dish and pour vegetables and glaze over pork chops. Stir together 4Tbl Dijon mustard with a little apple cider vinegar (or water) just enough to make it thin enough to drizzle over pork chops and vegetables.  Snip fresh parsley and  rosemary on top and cover dish with 2 layers of foil.

Bake 400 for 45 minutes, then reduce heat to 250 for 30-40 more minutes. Make sure pork chops are cooked throughout and are no longer pink.



Robyn said...

this and the lemon herbed chicken look to die for. well, everything on this blog is to die for, actually!!!! can't wait to try these all, including the cookies! i have forwarded your blog address to several others who want to cook better or more or both :) thanks so much for sharing!! i am printing each one w/ photo and putting into a 3 ring-binder called Jen's Yummy Recipes! yea!!!

jen said...

I tried this one out today. I never cook pork. It's so cheap to make so I was happy to see your fancy recipe. It's easy but it looks like you put lots of effort into it.