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Hard Apple Cider Marinated Pork Chops

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“This is an easy and tasty recipe for pork chops, particularly when you're bored with basic breaded and pan fried pork chops. Note that the nutrition information may be a bit off with this recipe, as the majority of the cider, salt, and oil is discarded. I find this recipe is best served with a side salad topped with my homemade raspberry vinaigrette dressing (the recipe for which can be found on my profile page).”
READY IN:
1hr 22mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 bottle of the hard cider, salt, and Siracha sauce in a gallon sized sealable bag or marinating container. Mix well, and add pork chops.
  2. Marinate pork chops in cider mixture for one hour, turning halfway through (for extra flavor, prick holes in the pork chops with a fork). Marinate the pork chops in the refrigerator to ensure freshness.
  3. While the pork chops are marinating, slice the onion. Onion slices should be no thicker than 1/8 inch. Separate the onion slices so all layers are loose.
  4. Once pork chops are finished marinating, combine the remainder of the cider, Old Bay, olive oil, Italian seasoning, and black pepper in a large nonstick saucepan, and heat over medium heat until the mixture starts to boil/sizzle.
  5. Add garlic and onions, and saute until the onions start to soften.
  6. Add the pork chops, and saute until the chops are cooked through (about 10 minutes), turning once. After you turn the pork chops, sprinkle with the paprika to give the chops some color. Note: while sauteing the pork chops, make sure that you don't have any of the onions under them. Allowing the pork chops to rest on the bottom of the pan and cook in the cider mixture allows them to cook faster and to soak up more of the flavors of the saute.
  7. Once pork chops are completely cooked, remove from pan and place on dinner plates, sprinkling them with a pinch of salt (to taste). Garnish with the sauteed onions on top of the pork chops and serve.

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