Oh, I’ve been thinking so much about this recipe lately, can’t believe it’s actually here. These lovely pork chops featured once one of the MasterChef Romania judges’ blog and I swear they were delicious; all the guests who got to taste them are still alive and well, they could confirm. I think… Anyway, pork chops!
In order to feed 4 people (or a really hungry boyfriend) you’ll need 4 pork chops, 4 apples, 2 onions, 200ml cream, 50g wholegrain mustard, 150ml chicken broth, fresh thyme, olive oil, salt, pepper.
About the chicken broth. I really love the one you can make at home, I am not really a fan of the ones you can buy from the supermarket, but hey!, we’re all lazy in here. 🙂 For this recipe I prepared mine home, using the wings, neck and breastbone of a chicken, an onion, one carrot, one parsnip, a small celery, salt, 1000ml of water. Put all of them together in pan and let them boil low for about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 230°C then spend an hour or so looking for that only fucking pan you know you can also put in the oven. When you find it, pour yourself a glass of red wine. You deserve it! Back to the fucking pan. Pour a bit of oil, season the pork chops with salt and pepper, cook them for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden-brown… ish. Remove them from the pan. Cut the apples in 6 (wedges), take out the core; then cut the onions in quarters. Cook them in the same pan you already cooked the pork chops without fucking washing it! 5 minutes will do. Remove apples and onions from the pan.
With that lovely chicken broth you made (or bought, because you’re lazy) clean the pan. You know what I mean. Boil for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cream and mustard together, then add to the pan. Boil with the soup for another 2 minutes, season, add a bit of fresh thyme.
Add the pork chops, top with apples and onions and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes. Let the thing rest for 10-15 minutes, enjoy!