Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples & Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

  • 4
    Gala apples
  • 4 cloves
    garlic
  • 4
    pork chops, bone-in
  • 4 medium
    yellow potatoes
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    butter, unsalted
  •  
    salt
  •  
    virgin coconut oil
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    4 medium yellow potatoes
    4 Gala apples
  • 2
    Peel 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.
  • 3
    Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 4
    While 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
  • 5
    Once the skillet is hot, add coconut oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 6
    Place 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.
  • 7
    Once 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.
  • 8
    While 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.
  • 9
    Once 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.
  • 10
    Trim off and discard the root ends of the garlic; peel and mince or press the garlic.
    4 cloves garlic
  • 11
    Add 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
  • 12
    To serve, divide the mashed potatoes, sautéed apples, and pork chops between plates. Enjoy!