Apple-Sage Pork Chops
6 Pork Chops
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp Sage
1/2 Medium Onion
1 Apple (I used a slightly tart Pink Lady variety)
2 C Stock
Mix salt, onion powder and sage in a small bowl.
Sprinkle both sides of the chops liberally.
You could let the chops sit in the refrigerator for a while to let the flavors meld, if you have the time. Heat avocado oil in a large pan and begin cooking chops.
I had to do this in 2 batches so I didn't overcrowd the pan and lower the heat. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side to get a golden brown color.
You are not cooking them through, just browning. Remove browned chops and place them into a large casserole dish.
Slice apple and onion very thin.
Add more oil to the pan and begin caramelizing apple and onion slices. Allow them to really cook down and get a good color.
Once you have reached a nice caramel color, add in stock to de-glaze the pan.
Use a spatula to really scrape those great bits of flavoring off the bottom of the pan. Allow mixture to continue to cook until it is reduced by about 1/2.
Once reduced, pour sauce over pork chops and place into a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until chops are cooked through.
The time will depend on how thick the chops are. Remove from oven and serve, being sure to spoon a little extra of the sauce over the chops. Enjoy!