Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quick and Easy Harvest Pork Chops with Potato Parsnip Mash

Here is a quick recipe that tastes like fall on your plate! The instructions list for the pork chops looks long but it's quick.

Easy Harvest Pork Chops - Serves 4

  • olive oil and/or butter
  • 4 center loin pork chops
  • 2 apples (I used Gala but whatever tickles your fancy will work), cored and cut each into 8 to 12 wedges.
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  1. Heat oil and/or butter in a skillet that you have a lid for. (I used both olive oil and butter)
  2. Cut slits in each pork chop so you can stuff apple slices inside.
  3. Heat apple slices until golden on both sides. Remove from heat and let cool a bit so you can handle them
  4. Stuff each pork chop with as many apple wedges as you can. Don't worry if they are mushed in tight. You'll use any remaining wedges.
  5. Return the pan to the heat.
  6. Saute the pork chops on both sides until browned.
  7. Add apple juice and sprinkle with rosemary, throw in any remaining apple wedges.
  8. Turn heat down to medium low, cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until the pork chops are cooked through. Check occasionally to ensure the liquid has not completely evaporated. If it has, add more.
  9. Take out the pork chops and cover with foil on a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
  10. While the pork chops are resting, reduce the juice in the pan if it is not already thickened, by simmering it over medium-low heat.

Serve with the potato parsnip mash and drizzle the pan juice over it all

Potato Parsnip Mash - Serves 4


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium parsnip
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic and onion powder.


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes and parsnip.
  2. Put in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender.
  3. Mash potatoes and parsnip with remaining ingredients.

Salt and Pepper both dishes as necessary.

Sorry there are no pictures but it was so simple I didn't think I'd blog about it until after I ate it. It was super tasty!!

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