Pork Chops with Granny Smith Apples

Pork chops are the perfect meal for any time of year—they have that hearty, delicate flavor that satisfies our stomachs. Here’s a great recipe we found for pork chops; it really brings out the flavor and adds the interesting elements of a Granny Smith apple!

2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless pork loin chops
1 tablespoon oil (preferably vegetable)
1 tablespoon butter
2 small Granny Smith apples, cut in half
½ cup parsley, chopped
½ cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons coarse-grain mustard for garnish

Mix together the first four ingredients on a plate and then lightly coat the pork with this mixture.

In a skillet, heat the oil and butter together over medium-high heat. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over the apple halves and place them on the skillet, cut-side down, for about 5 minutes. Once they’ve turned golden brown, remove them from the skillet and set aside.

Put the pork chops in the skillet and sprinkle about half the parsley over the pork chops. Cook until the chops are golden brown, about 4 or 5 minutes for each side. Remove the pork chops and set aside.

Now pour the chicken broth into the skillet and scrape down the sides, mixing the brown bits with the broth. Bring to a boil and cook the broth until it has slightly thickened. Pour this mixture over the pork chops served on a plate. Add the apple and coarse-grain mustard on the side. Yum!