Pork Chops With Sautéed Apples and Polenta
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 bone-in pork chops (about 1 inch thick; 2 pounds total)
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 apples, cored and sliced 1⁄2 inch thick
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup instant polenta
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm; reserve the skillet.
- Add the apples and onion to the drippings in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, tossing frequently, until slightly softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the broth, vinegar, and sugar and cook, tossing occasionally, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter. Return the pork chops to the skillet and cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Whisk in the polenta and cook, whisking, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, ½ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Top the polenta with the pork chops and apple mixture and sprinkle with the chives.
- Per Serving
- Calories 483
- Fat 20g
- Sat Fat 9g
- Cholesterol 116mg
- Sodium 586mg
- Protein 38g
- Carbohydrate 35g
- Sugar 11g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 2mg
- Calcium 51mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Spread leftover polenta in a shallow baking dish and refrigerate it. When the polenta is set, you can cut it into pieces and fry them in olive oil for an easy side dish.