In Greek: Brizoles Hirines me Krasi (μπριζόλες χοιρινές με κρασί, pronounced bree-ZOH-less heer-ree-NESS meh krah-SEE)
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
Pots, Pans, Utensils:
- apple corer
- sharp knife
- measuring cup
- 2 large heavy-bottomed frying pans or skillets
- meat fork
- 4-6 pork chops, 1 inch thick
- 4 ounces of butter (for the pork chops)
- 2 ounces of butter (for the apples)
- 3/4 cup of white wine
- 2 cooking apples
- dash of cinnamon powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients
- Rinse the meat and pat it dry. This removes any debris from packaging or handling.
- Core the cleaned apples and cut in 1/2-inch rings.
- Measure out the wine.
- Preheat both frying pans on low heat.
Step 2: Start with the Pork Chops
- Turn the heat up under one of the frying pans to medium-high, and add 4 ounces of butter. As soon as the butter stops frothing and starts to turn a pale brown, add the pork chops and brown well on both sides.
- Start the next step while the pork chops are browning.
Step 3: Sauté the Apples
- While the pork chops are browning, use the remaining 2 ounces of butter for the apples. Add the butter to the second preheated frying pan, and turn the heat up to medium. As soon as the butter stops frothing, sauté the apple rings until golden brown. They will brown very quickly. Use a spatula to turn.
- As soon as the pork chops are browned – about 2 1/2 minutes per side – while the apples are still being sautéd, add the wine to the meat and reduce heat to low.
- Note: It is unlikely that all the apple rings will fit in the frying pan at the same time, so divide the butter appropriately. Have a plate ready to hold the cooked apples until all the rings are done.
Step 4: Add the Apples to the Pork Chops
- Using a spatula, carefully place the apple rings on top of the pork chops. Simmer together for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Serve with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon
- Serve on a platter or individual plates, spooned over with sauce. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, and you’re done!
Tip: Seasoning is individual, so you may want to let each person add salt and pepper to taste.