What can you prepare for dinner when there’s no time to make something that takes hours, or even 1 hour?…This Pork Chops with Apples & Croutons. Gluten Free of course. Hey, Moms work all day, yet want something more than “Let’s go to MacDonald’s”. Even if you don’t have a family to feed, eating healthy is very important; and on a gluten free diet, you may not be getting all of the nutrients you’d normally be ingesting if you were not a celiac or Gluten Intolerant. So…this took less than 30 minutes and is really easy. Give it a try.
Gluten Free Pork Chops with Apples and Croutons
I’ve mentioned elsewhere on the blog, that making croutons is easy. I used 1 slice of Udi’s White Sandwich bread and just cut into cubes, seasoned it and browned in some butter. Boom. Done!
Pork Chops. For these ingredients I made 2 chops. For 4, just double the following ingredients
- 1 Slice G-Free White Sandwich Bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Dash of Garlic Powder. ( not garlic salt)
- A few sprigs of Fresh Parsley, washed & dried, then chopped
- 1 tbl Butter
- 2 tbl Shallots, minced
- 1 Crisp Baking Apple. Not a Delicious Apple. Peeled, cored, cut to 1 inch
- 1 tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbl Butter
- 1 – 2 tbl Light Brown Sugar
- Dash Cinnamon
- ½ teas Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ cup G-Free Chicken Broth
First, cut up the bread, season with the Garlic Powder, S & P, and Parsley Flakes. Toss to coat.
In a large skillet, ( I used non-stick, ceramic pan) melt the first tbl of butter that’s listed above. Brown the croutons until golden. Remove to a plate for later.
Cut the apples and coat with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside for a minute.
In the same pan, add the 2nd tbl of Butter and EVOO. Add the Pork Chops and only brown 1 side for about 1 minute, when you add the Shallot and Apples.
Let saute together for another minute, and turn over the chop.
Add the broth, vinegar and combine all ingredients.
Cover pan with a tight lid and allow to cook on a low-medium heat for about 4 minutes.
(I’m big on timing things so I hope you have a timer near the range and use it faithfully. It’s so easy to forget, getting distracted with all that’s going on!)
After that last 4 minutes, uncover and add the croutons.
Replace cover and allow to cook for only about 1 minute more. Done! Flavorful, yet quick and healthy.