Pork. Pork. Pork. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Everyone loves pig protein. These paleo pork chops are always a go to in our family. Properly cooked local pork is one of the tastiest protein sources out there. I want to put an emphasis on the phrase properly cooked. A lot of people who I chat with who “don’t like” pork have just never had it cooked properly. It’s such an easy meat to overcook, but follow these instructions and you will earn yourself an A+ dish that you can add into rotation. We strongly recommend using an instant read meat thermometric for this dish. Farmtofam’s famous Apple Maple Cinnamon local pork chops are a must.
Take pork chops out of fridge roughly 15 minutes before placed in skillet. Rub pork chops with olive oil, salt, and cinnamon.
Place your chopped apples in a sauce pan covered in half an inch of almond milk (or water if allergy/special diet). Cook these on medium-high heat until the apples soften up. Drain almond milk and add cinnamon to the apples. Stir and place aside for serving.
Place pork chops on a skillet of medium high heat. It might get a little smokey in your kitchen, this is normal. Keeping your range on is recommended. Sear each side of pork chops for 2 minutes.
Remove pork chops from skillet and place into 400° oven (or keep in skillet if oven friendly). Cook 6-9 minutes depending on thickness, flipping once halfway through.
Your instant read meat thermometer should read 140° F. Let pork sit for 10 minutes before serving for carry over cooking.
Take the pork chop and place on dish under a splash of maple syrup and cinnamon. Add soft cinnamon apples over pork.
This dish serves wonderfully with a side of greens and a side of root vegetables. Greens are extremely versatile so pick your favorite! For root vegetables, we recommend mashed parsnips without a doubt! The flavor combination is perfect on your palate.
This is a great dish for all times of year. If you can find a local farm to get your pork, all the better. Check farmers markets as well. Paleo apple crisp is a great following.
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