A comforting meal for “extreme cold” alert nights.
3/4 tsp sage leaves, rubbed between your fingers (to release the flavor) and finely minced
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp (a pinch) ground allspice
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 TB flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 bone-in pork chops, about 1″ thick
1 TB olive oil
1/2 a medium onion, thinly sliced
1 Braeburn apple, sliced into thin sections (about 1/4″ thick)
1/2 cup applesauce mixed with 1 TB water to thin
1/2 TB brown sugar
Mix flour with spices and salt in a bowl. Distribute half of the minced garlic evenly over the pork chops and then sprinkle seasoned flour evenly over the surface of each chop. Turn and repeat – reserving about 1 tsp of the seasoned flour for later.
Heat oil in a large skillet, then add chops and brown on both sides over medium-high heat. Remove chops from the skillet and set aside. Add onion to skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Add apples to the skillet, cook and stir for about 2 minutes.
Add in the applesauce, water, brown sugar, and reserved seasoned flour. Mix well. Clear a space in the middle of the skillet and return chops to the skillet. Bring mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low – cover and simmer for about 5 minutes over low heat or until pork chops are done.