I’ve mentioned before Rich can cook. He cooks amazing things. And true to form, this dish was delicious. His inspiration was from an old cookbook we have. It was the pan fried pork recipe out of the “The Good Housekeeping Cookbook – A step by step cookbook”. Of course, ahem, we’ve changed the recipe. 🙂
First you want to slice up some onions and saute them in olive oil. Once they’ve softened a bit put them aside. Salt and pepper the pork and place it in the pan you used for the onions.
Cook 5 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile put a baking pan in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil at 350 F. We use the toaster oven. We heat the pan so we aren’t placing food in a cold dish with cold oil. We want to keep that nice sear that was achieved.
Put the pork in the baking dish and sprinkle with lemon thyme. Bake until nearly cooked.
Onto the sauce! Saute sliced apples and the sauteed onions together and add a tablespoon of brown sugar. Take 1/2 cup of hard cider with a teaspoon of corn starch dissolved in it and add to the pan. Add splashes of the cider as you need to deglaze the pan as well. Simmer until you have the apples at the softness you want. Add the pork back into the sauce.
Simmer for a few minutes so pork is cooked then serve. This dish takes between 30-45 minutes to make. And this was enough for our family of four with a side potato dish.