Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops
- Yield: 6
- Servings: 6
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 2:10 h
- Ready In: 2:20 h
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Apple-stuffed pork chops. Pork chops stuffed with apples and herbs. Very delicious!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup (125 g) diced onion
- 1/2 cup (125 g) diced celery
- 6 pork loin rib chops,cut into 1½ inches(3.7 cm) thick
- 1 cup (250 g) diced dried white bread
- 1 medium apple,peeled,cored and diced
- 1 large egg,beaten
- 1/8 teaspoon basil
- 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
- 2/3 cup hot water
- 1 beef-flavor bouillon cube
- 1/4 cup (60 g) diced carrots
- 6 peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- fresh chopped parsley for garnish
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sage
Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 1/4 cup (60 g) onion and 1/4 cup (60 g) celery and cook,stirring,until vegetables are tender,about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile,using a sharp knife,form pocket in pork by cutting horizontally through each chop almost to the bone.
Remove skillet from the heat. Stir in diced dried white bread,apple,beaten egg,sage,basil and ground thyme. Season with 1/3 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and stir again.
Stuff pork chops with egg mixture. Sprinkle stuffed pork on both sides with salt and black pepper. Wash the skillet.
Trim piece of fat from edge of one of the pork chops. In skillet,over medium-high heat,rub fat over bottom of skillet to grease well;discard fat.
Working in a batches,cook stuffed pork chops until browned on both sides,turning once. Set aside.
In a metal baking pan,combine water and beef flavor bouillon cube. Stir until bouillon is dissolved. Add carrots,peppercorns,bay leaf,remaining onion and celery.
Arrange browned stuffed pork chops in baking pan on top of vegetable-herb mixture. Cover with aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C).
Bake in preheated oven for 1 ½ hours,turning once during cooking. Remove baked stuffed pork chops from the oven. Transfer on serving platter. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, Strain cooking liquid and serve separately as a gravy.