Port De Soller Mallorca

Port De Soller Mallorca

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Pork Chop, Apple, Cider and Sage

Quick and simple recipe for you and tasty too....


2 or 3 pork chops
1 tbsp of sunflower oil
2 Large apples, cored and quartered
Couple of large potatoes, skins on washed and quartered
80 ml (3.5 floz) each of cider and hot veg stock
50g (2ozs) blue Wensleydale (but any good cheese will do as well
1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh sage

1 large pan /skillet
Preheat oven to 230c (210c fan)

If fat on chops, snip with scissors at 2cm (2/4" intervals) this will stop them curling on hitting the heat

Heat the pan / skillet and  over a medium to hot flame adding the oil.

Add the chops and brown on both sides, remove from pan and set aside

Add the potatoes to the pan and coat with the oil and roast all over for 12 - 15 minutes (careful not to burn)

Place the chops back in the pan and add the apple quarters.  \pour over the cider and the hot stock adding salt and pepper to taste

Place in the oven for 15 minutes or until pork cooked through

Remove from oven, crumble the cheese over and return to oven for 2 - 3 minutes

Remove from oven and sprinkle over the chopped sage

Serve, spooning over the juices, and enjoy

original recipe seen on Good housekeeping 


  1. I've never made pork chops in my life, but I have got to make this. How thick are the chops?

  2. Jules, they were really tasty and I was trying to think of some other meat for you to use with those ingredients , but couldn't .

    The chops were about a quarter inch thick so the trick is, as they are only in the oven for about 15 minutes, is to cook them while browning them without drying them out, and then the 160 ml of cider /hot stock combined, finishes off the cooking process while keeping them moist and juicy

    If you are getting them from the butcher, tell him how you are doing them and he will advise you if the timings need to be tweaked


  3. This looks delicious, Tom. I could almost smell the apples cooking with the meat. Mmm.
    I'm hoping this means our Tom is feeling great and in fine form? Cooking good food, savoring the scents, and watching your family drool in anticipation is a good cure!

  4. Marylin, my sweet! Even although I have now been diagnosed with throat cancer (confirmed last Friday) I actually feel in top form. Have started a post on it out tomorrow or Thursday. But I will not be looking for sympathy. Still waiting on the final prognosis, have to attend another hospital and waiting to hear about surgery.

    So, yes back on form I hope and going to start writing my blogs and engaging again. As usual I saw a recipe and took it and changed it around to fit us. As I said to Jules in the last comment, the trick is not to let the chops dry out, I'm sure your used to cooking pork whereas it's a new thing for Jules, but she'll get it right, cos, like you she is almost perfect xxxx thanks for dropping in my love xxx

  5. I tried a version of this yesterday and it was delicious. I didn't have all the ingredients but it went down well with hubby and daughter.

  6. Kerry, whatever works, I saw the original recipe I think in good house keeping , my feminine side draws me to these things...... And changed it to suit us. Glad the family enjoyed xxxxx


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