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Pork Chop with Browned Butter, Apples and Sage
- 2 bone-in pork chops
- 2 apples - gala, honey crisp or pink lady, sliced into ¼ inch pieces
- 1 red onion, sliced into wedges
- 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
- 10-12 sage leaves
- 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive oil
Rest pork chops for 30-45 minutes before cooking in room temperature. Salt and pepper both sides.
Prepare ingredients. Drizzle rested pork chops with olive oil. Heat a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Heat olive oil and once hot, add 12 of the sage leaves and cook until crisp, approximately 30 seconds or so. Remove leaves and place on paper towel, set aside.
Add 2 tablespoons butter, onion, and apples to pan along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until slightly caramelized on edges, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.
In the same skillet, add a bit more oil and 2 tablespoons butter, sear the pork chops well on both sides, add the remaining sage leaves and lower the heat to medium/low and cook 7-9 more minutes. Add the onions and apples back into the pan and continue to heat everything for 3-5 more minutes, until the pork is cooked through. Add 1-2 more tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
Remove from heat and serve on individual plates or a platter. Garnish with crispy sage and pomegranate seeds.