I'm starting a new feature here in the Fish Pond called Recipe Tuesday. Obviously, I'm going to post a new recipe every Tuesday, at least until I run out of recipes that people keep asking me for.
We got a huge bounty of apples at our local orchard - my favorite Matsu's, which are big and sweet like a golden delicious but still crisp, and a 1/2 bushel of Fuji seconds to make applesauce. This is one of my favorite fall recipes because it's easy, smells great when it's cooking, and is delicious. And did I mention it's easy? I got this off of Flylady's website but then tweaked it a bit after experimenting for a bit. It's a little different than a traditional recipe because all quantities are based on how many people you want to serve. I like to fill up the crockpot so I have leftovers, then freeze them.
Flylady Reader Pork Chops
1 or 2 pork chops per person (I like to use thick cut, boneless pork chops, but I've done this recipe with a whole pork loin roast and it worked great)
1 small sweet potato per person
1 apple per person (the Matsu's are great for this if you can get them)
1/2 sweet onion per person
Salt and pepper
Apple juice or cider
Clean onions and slice - place in bottom of crockpot.
Clean potatoes well and slice into thick slices. Place on top of onions. Sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar and salt.
Rinse pork chops with clear running water, trim off any large pieces of fat and place in crockpot over onions, and add a bit of salt and pepper. Slice and core the apples (you can peel them if you like, but I usually just leave the peels on). Place over pork chops. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar.
Pour in apple juice or cider to cover 1/3 of the mixture. Set crockpot on high for 2 hours, then set to low to finish - will take a good 3 hours or more, depending on how full the pot is. The onions end up all sweet and stringy and the apples are like baked apples.
Super easy, very forgiving if you have to fudge it a bit, and yummy. Enjoy!
* I wish I had a photo, but Trout dropped and broke my camera this past weekend, of course the morning when I'd planned a big photo essay for my 18th wedding anniversary. I have a new camera now but still don't know how to use it well enough, so that'll have to wait, maybe for a future wordless wednesday.