- 4Gala apples
- 4 clovesgarlic
- 4pork chops, bone-in
- 4 mediumyellow potatoes
-  black pepper
-  butter, unsalted
-  virgin coconut oil
- 1Wash and dry the fresh produce.
4 medium yellow potatoes 4 Gala apples
- 2Peel and quarter the potatoes lengthwise (into wedges); transfer to a small saucepan. Cover with hot water (from the tap) by about 1 inch and bring to a boil over high heat.
- 3Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
- 4While the skillet heats up, pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and place on a plate; season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
4 pork chops, bone-in 1 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper
- 5Once the skillet is hot, add coconut oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 6Place the pork chops in the skillet and sear until they develop a nice crust, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Then, reduce the heat to medium and cook the chops, flipping occasionally, until they are cooked through (test using a thermometer or cut into a chop with a knife), another 3 to 5 minutes. Once done, transfer the pork to a plate.
- 7Once the water in the saucepan is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 8 to 12 minutes. Once done, reserve about 1 cup of liquid and drain the rest. Cover the saucepan to keep warm.
- 8While the pork chops cook, quarter the apples lengthwise, then cut out the core and stem from each section; cut each quarter lengthwise into 4 thin wedges.
- 9Once the pork chops have been transferred, add the apples to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until they are lightly browned and softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Once done, remove from the heat.
- 10Trim off and discard the root ends of the garlic; peel and mince or press the garlic.
4 cloves garlic
- 11Add ½ of the reserved liquid, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper to the potatoes; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add more liquid to thin out the mash if needed.
2 tbsp butter, unsalted ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper
- 12To serve, divide the mashed potatoes, sautéed apples, and pork chops between plates. Enjoy!