Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Gravy & Sweet Potato Swirl

 This meal screams cozy fall meal to me. I had a jug of local apple cider in my fridge and wanted to get creative with a pan gravy. I love the taste of pork and apples, and thought an apple cider gravy would be perfect. I paired it with a swirl of regular mashed and curry sweet potatoes. It was so delicious- a perfect fall meal. Ron and I both loved the sweet flavors of the gravy and sweet potatoes next to the savory pork chops.

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! Fall went too fast this year!

Right now I have a triple chocolate cheesecake in the fridge for next weeks recipe swap, and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Gravy
4 boneless pork chops
1/2 cup Apple Cider
1 cup chicken stock
3 Tbl flour (gluten free)
3 Tbl butter
1 Tbl olive oil
salt and pepper

Heat oil over medium heat in a pan. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Pan fry chops in olive oil till cooked to desired temperature. Remove from pan and set aside.  In the same pan, over medium heat, melt butter.  When butter is melted, sprinkle in flour and whisk constantly until just browned.  Gradually add chicken stock and apple cider. Whisk until gravy is smooth and at desired thickness. Serve over pork chops and potatoes.

Swirled Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 Tbl butter, divided
1 Tbl salt, divided
1 Tbl pepper, divided
2 Tbl cream cheese
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 cup milk, divided

Boil potatoes in separate pots until completely cooked. Drain and set in separate bowls. Add 1 1/2 Tbl butter to each bowl, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 Tbl salt, 1/2 Tbl pepper to each bowl. To the russet potatoes, add cream cheese, and to the sweet potatoes add curry powder.

Using a potato masher or electric mixer, mash potatoes till smooth. Scrape the sides of the russet mashed potato bowl, and gently add pour in the sweet potatoes. Using the end of a wooden spoon, gently swirl the potatoes together so they are mixed, but the individual colors are showing.

Serve with Pork Chops and  Apple Cider Gravy.

1 comment:

  1. Pork and apple is a killing combination. These chops look mouthwatering!