Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound small fingerling potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 1/2 -inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
Directions
  • Put the potatoes and garlic in a saucepan, cover with cold water and season with salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then uncover and continue cooking until tender, about 15 minutes. Cover and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, rub both sides of the pork chops with the sage, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat, then add 1 teaspoon olive oil and sear the chops until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add the onion and apples and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the cider.

  • Return the chops to the skillet. Cover and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. Return the potatoes to the pan; add the buttermilk and mash, adding cooking liquid as needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the pork chops, onion and apples. Drizzle with the pan juices.

  • Per serving: Calories 413; Fat 16 g (Saturated 5 g); Cholesterol 76 mg; Sodium 98 mg; Carbohydrate 40 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 26 g

  • Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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