This looked quite nice, tasted even better. Sadly we scoffed it before I managed to take its photo.
- 4 pork loin chops
- 1 large onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 apple
- sea salt, pepper, olive oil
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- teaspoon dried thyme
Put the oven on, around 200 C.
Slice the onion roughly and fry in olive oil with some of the rosemary and thyme until translucent. Towards the end add the roughly chopped garlic and fry quickly. Scrape everything into an oven-proof dish large enough to hold 4 pork chops.
Season the pork chops generously with sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Fry quickly in batches on a high heat to brown the outside of the chops. Place the browned chops on the onions, add the rest of the herbs. Slice the apple and place a slice of apple on each chop. I sprinkled oil in top at this point, but if you do go sparingly – I ended up with too much.
Seal the dish with tin foil on top and put in the oven for about 45 minutes. The result was succulent, juicy pork chops that were really fragrant. The slice of apple melted and provided a blob of apple sauce for each chop.
We had this with roast potatoes and cabbage fried in butter, lots of black pepper and soused in a splash of vermouth.