You know when you try a recipe and it turns out to be easy AND delicious? You hang on to them with dear life (or in my case, record it in my kikki.K recipe book).
This pork chops with baked apples recipe from taste.com.au is one of my all-time favourites. Zero cooking skills required and the result is oh-so-yummy.
I made a slight change to the recipe, instead of putting the apples and rosemary in the oven at the same time as the pork, I put them in before I cook the pork. The apples need a bit more time to soften than the time suggested IMO.
The steps are straight forward - cut up the apples, mix with olive oil and rosemary, put the lot in a baking dish and into the oven it goes.
I use green apples this time but the result with red apples is a bit better.
Then oil and season and pork chops and panfry for 2 - 3 minutes each side.
When that's done, put them in the baking dish above the apples, cook for another 10 - 15 minutes and it's ready!
A tip on eating - eat the pork and the apple in the same mouthful. Even though either ingredient tastes good as a standalone, the combination is just magical. The sweetness of the apples perfectly complements the saltiness of the pork, it's like a party in your mouth!
It presents well enough to be served at dinner parties, and as long as you know the key to the dish*, you can't go wrong.
Give it a go! You can thank me later :-)
* The key is to get good quality pork cutlets from a butcher. I made the dish with supermarket pork chops one time and it wasn't the same. Thankfully my butcher's pork chops are awesome.