We did this one last week and YUM. I am not usually a big fan of pork chops, but this was so good that we made it twice in one week! Very autumny (even though now we are in January like weather, not cool November, not cool)
So first! Get your pan smokin’ hot and sear the pork chops about 4 minutes on both sides and then put on a covered plate somewhere to keep warm. (if you want the sweet potato on the side, stick it w. a fork a couple of times, throw it in the oven at 350, it will be in there about 45 minutes) (Please ignore my stove that desperately needs cleaning, OMG DON”T JUDGE MY STOVE! STOP LOOKING! STAAAHHHHP)
Next, assemble topping ingredients for the topping. Leeks, Fennel, Apple, Sage, Butter, Apple Cider Vinegar, Beer and Salt!
Chop up the white/light green part of the leeks and throw into the pan you just had used to cook the pork chops along w. a slab of butter. Cook until lightly browned..about 5-7 minutes. In the mean time, core and cube your apple and fennel. Here are a couple pictures of the fennel prep.
Add the apple and fennel to the pan. Prepare for delicious smells. Check on rugrats.
Save Ethan from top of the dryer. Add a small palm of salt to pan, let cook for 5-7 minutes. Then add sage. More amazing smells. Let cook another minute then put in a bowl to the side. Give the babies those lil star snacks they love to keep them occupied for a lil longer.
Put another couple slabs of butter in the pan. If you wanna be good w. Paleo add 2 tbsp of arrowroot flour or a tbsp of corn starch or else just use 2 tbsp of flour. Stir for a couple of seconds, let it get hot and lightly brown. Add a cup of either beer, hard apple cider or apple cider. We used Blue Moon, and add apple cider vinegar. If you just wanna be light w. the vinegar, about 2 tbsp…if you love vinegar, as does The Husband, add 1/4 cup. Pretty darn vinegar strong, but we likes it like that. Let it get a bit thick, should coat a spoon. Add the bowl of apple/fennel/leeks/sage and let it all coat and get delicious together for a minute or two. Serve on top of the pork chops. NOMNOMNOM. If you are also doing sweet potatoes, grab em, cut em long ways, add a couple slabs of butter and cinnamon. I also added a lil honey. NOM.