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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Kind Of A Funky Friday Nite Supper



We've been eating a lot of pork lately, but haven't had pork chops in quite a while. I looked for a baked recipe, and came up with this...
1. 4 pork chops, bone in, browned in olive oil. Place in dish, large enough to hold them.
2. Top with sliced apples, and onion slices.
3. Pour a mixture of strong mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of water to make a sauce.
4. Pour over chops, apples and onions.
5. Bake at 350F for 50 minutes, occasionally basting with rendered juices/sauce.
It wasn't bad, but next time I'd leave it right in the fry pan and cover tightly!

40 comments:

snowelf said...

Hey Unclebuf :)

That's a change up from pizza night!!! ;) I've got some porkchops to find something to do with tomorrow too... interesting... apples and onions don't seem like they would go together, but you're the chef. :D

--snow

snowelf said...

Oh--ps. my pork chops are boneless--do I need to reduce the cook time?

Akelamalu said...

Now that sounds like a dish I would really enjoy - I'll give it a go. :)

buffalodick said...

Snow- Not really, same cook time should work...
Ake- The mustard comes through very lightly...

Chris said...

My wife would love this as she loves fried apples. Why would you go stove top next time, just for convenience, for moisture retention, or some other reason? Just curious.

buffalodick said...

Chris- transferring it to a dish and baking it seemed to have no advantage over just making it in a covered fry pan on a low simmer- less mess & clean-up!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the classic flavors in this dish and it sounds super simple. My family would enjoy this.

buffalodick said...

Donna- I actually am not a big fan of pork chops- I prefer a simply pan fried thin cut pork steak. Stuffed pork chops- they're OK!

MarmiteToasty said...

Hope you dont get swine flu with all that pork :)....

You and your dam pork lol

x

buffalodick said...

Marmy- Today is a chicken pasta- even I think I'm getting pork overload!

MarmiteToasty said...

:) 'getting porked' is not a very good use of words.... unless this is a porn blob lmfao hahahahah

x

buffalodick said...

Marmy- If I ever met a woman who needed pork- You...well, I just won't say it- as I pass for a gentleman in the Colonies... :) The word "incorrigible" has been used decribing me..

MarmiteToasty said...

:) thats all I have to say LMFAO

x

Hit 40 said...

I agree with MarmiteToasty.... you must have gotten hungry for pork from all the swine flu BS.

The recipe looks excellent. I am making it this week! STILL NO OVEN!!! This is perfect. I'll take a pic of it with Fluffy and the kitties.

Hit 40 said...

Oh fudge!!!! I read back slowly and saw you used an over!!!! I will try it anyway with the grill.

Hit 40 said...

I am such a freaking spas!! Now I read the last line #$%#!!! I will do!!!!

buffalodick said...

Marmy- You know me like no other!
40- try the simmer method- skip the oven!

K said...

I love pork and apples - great combo.

Heff said...

You HAD me until the apples entered the scene.

doggybloggy said...

I would prefer the apples on the side too - did the pork come out pinkish inside or was it over cooked - 50 minutes is a long time.

buffalodick said...

K- I normally don't cook meat with fruit, but pork and apples have been together a long time..
Hef- I didn't eat them, just used them for flavor and pectin tenderizer..
DogB- Too thin to hit pink...

Marjie said...

Pork chops do have a tendency to dry out. I always serve pork with fried apples, baked apples, applesauce...

buffalodick said...

Margie- Thanks! I feel vindicated!

Scarlet said...

I'm a big fan of leaving it in the pan, and it looks like this'll work that way as well. Fifty min. sounds like a long time after the chops have been browned already. Is that right, even for stovetop?

Scarlet said...

PS - Can you recommend a mango sauce?

buffalodick said...

Scarlet-Simmered low in covered pan, it only gets more tender..Mango sauce? My lovely woman, you would know more than me about that, but it sounds perfect!

buffalodick said...

Scarlet- The mango has the same ability as an apple to tenderize- probably more so!

Roger said...

Looks good to me!

buffalodick said...

Rog- Come back to Michigan for a photo shoot someday...Spring and Fall are quite beautiful.. remember?

Katherine Aucoin said...

Apples sounds fascinating, I've grilled chops with pineapples. Sounds like you cooked them a really long time.

Odat said...

I love pork chops, especially in the pan...nice and brown!! That recipe sounds great...I may try it as soon as I get my kitchen back!
Peace

buffalodick said...

K.A.- Two ways to cook tightly grained meat- very short, or very long...in between is where it will be tough.
Odat- When we redid our kitchen, I "winged" it for almost 6 months!It was worth it!

G-Man said...

Sounds easy...And delicious!!

doggybloggy said...

If I could chime in here - papaya is the key ingredient in most powdered meat tenderizers - its listed as papain - as for mango it would have the same tenderizing effect as any other acid -

JihadGene said...

Thanks to swine flu the price of a pig is really coming down. Love the apple with chops! A good combo.

buffalodick said...

G-man- It is easily a one stop meal!
DogB- Correct! Not as powerful as a vinegar, but tenderizes and flavors to a nice degree...

Chef E said...

You guys are in sync :) I have not made pork in a while, not sure why, but this sounds like something I should try, since hubby like his apples and chops!

I like that plate you are using, any particular brand? Hubby has a thing for black and grey...pretty!

buffalodick said...

Chef- Pfalzgraff, "Night Surf" out of production now, but I bought a a 4 place to supplement my 8 place, in case of breakage!

KB said...

I'm going to try this one. Looks delicious.

Mona said...

apples and onions together sound great!