While cabbage is available pretty much year round, in winter when eaten raw it adds brightness and crispness to meals or when cooked as in this recipe it becomes sweet and mellow.
Baked Pork Chops with Cabbage & Apple
Serve with baked potatoes which can be cooked in the oven alongside the pork.
1 medium (about 150g) onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp caraway seeds
4 pork chops
salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
½ medium cabbage, thinly sliced
1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
1 Preheat oven to 180°C.
2 Place 1 tbsp oil and onion in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium-low heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent. Add garlic and
caraway seeds and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds longer or until
fragrant. Remove mixture from pan and set aside. Wipe pan clean.
3 Season pork chops with salt. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan over a
medium-high heat, add chops and cook for 2-3 minutes each side to brown. Remove and set aside.
4 Add vinegar and sugar to pan and stir to dissolve sugar.
Return onion mixture to pan and mix to combine.
5 Place cabbage and apple in an ovenproof casserole dish. Pour over onion mixture and toss to combine. Arrange pork chops in a single layer on top, cover and bake for 1 hour or until pork is cooked through and tender.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
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