Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Apples & Sweet Potatoes
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops, ¾-inch thick
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Southern Home olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Fuji apples, cored and each cut lengthwise into 8 wedges
  • ¾ cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon Southern Home Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Southern Home unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Remove the pork from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats. Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven and heat until very hot, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, sage, and 2 tablespoons of oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Using pot holders, remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and spread the potatoes over it. Roast for about 8 minutes, or until the potatoes begin to brown. Toss the apples with ½ tablespoon of oil to coat. Add the apples to the pan of roasted potatoes and continue to roast for about 10 minutes longer, or until the potatoes are nicely caramelized and the apples are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, season the pork with salt and pepper. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 1½ tablespoons of oil, andthen add the chops. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until goldenbrown and barely pink inside. Transfer to a platter (reserving the oil in the skillet) and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of the oil from the skillet, leaving the brown bits in the pan. Return the pan to medium-low heat, add the apple cider, and bring to a simmer, scraping up the brown bits with a wooden spoon. Whisk in the mustard and simmer for about 2 minutes to reduce the liquid slightly. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter to lightly thicken the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide the apple mixture among four dinner plates. Place the pork chops alongside the apple mixture on each plate. Drizzle with the pan sauce and serve.
Recipe by My Life Well Loved at https://www.mylifewellloved.com/seared-pork-chops-with-roasted-apples-sweet-potatoes/