I needed a quick dinner for my family this fall. I used all the fall flavors I could get my hands on! Making the brown butter before adding the onions really gave it a delicious nutty taste. My picky teen (who will not normally touch an onion) ate it and asked for more! —Donna
Test Kitchen Notes
Once seasoned, the spices (sage, thyme, rosemary, and a pinch of cinnamon) were quite nice together and paired well with the brown butter, apples, onions and pork. Personally, I would double the apple and onions piece and season the meat first before frying with salt and pepper and maybe some sage. This could be a nice and quick weeknight meal. —Dawne Marie
dried, crushed rosemary (that way you don't end up with twigs in your food)
Cinnamon, to taste
Thin cut boneless pork chops
Water or apple cider, as needed
In This Recipe
Cut your onion into long thin strands - I use a mandoline. Use what you need and freeze the rest for another day.
Cut apples into chunks - quarter the apple, then cut each quarter into thirds lengthwise, then cut each slice in half crosswise.
Sage brown butter. On med-med high heat melt the butter (low & slow) until it starts to foam & turn brown. Add the sage brown for 15-30 seconds.
Add onions. Sautee until caramelized (again, low & slow)
Add apples. Stir until apples are covered in the butter
Add thyme & rosemary...stir
Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon...stir
Add pork chops - you can either remove the apples, brown the chops and then add the apples back or just push the apples out of the way so the chops are touching the pan. Brown on one side. Flip brown & cook through on the other side. (The apples and onions can be on top of the chops while they are browning to give flavor.) At this point sometimes (not always, depends how fast they are cooking and how much butter and juice released from apples there is) I add just a teeny bit of water (or apple cider if you have it) and cover to make sure the chops are cooked through and softens the apples if needed. The chops are thin so they cook pretty quickly