I love me some bacon, but I'm a little more hesitant in trying to cook other cuts of pork at home. So when I saw some step 4 humanely-raised bone-in pork chops on sale at Whole Foods I took it as a chance to try something new. This is so easy, and so damn delicious, it instantly became our favorite weekly meal. Ready in under 20 minutes if you do it right!
For 2 people you'll need:
2 large bone-in pork chops
1 organic apple, peeled and sliced into large chunks
1 onion, roughly chopped
2-4 cups of chopped greens (chard, kale, spinach, collards, etc)
a big hunk of butter
salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder
- Heat your cast iron skillet to medium high, and season your pork chops with salt, pepper, smoked paprika and garlic powder on both sides. Right before you put the chops in the pan, add a little butter to coat. Don't leave it too long or it will brown and burn!
- Sear the chops anywhere from 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. I usually just try cutting into the middle of the thickest one, looking for no more pink. You can also check the temperature, aiming for 145 degrees.
- Remove the chops from the pan and let rest. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add more BUTTAHHHH. Add onions and apples to the pan, and saute for about 2 minutes. Then add your greens, season with a little salt and pepper, and saute another 3-4 minutes all together.
- Pour the onion/apple/greens mix over the chops and GET DOWN on some deliciousness!