Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw


Really, really delicious! Peter is into pork chops recently so I have been looking for creative and healthy ways to fix them and this one is a winner from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger. The classic combination of sage, apples and pork immediately caught my eye and with the addition of carrots and cabbage I had a feeling the dish would hit the spot.

The recipe is fairly easy to put together. I like to prep everything before I start cooking to ensure nothing becomes overcooked. I shredded the carrots into long strips with my vegetable peeler, I thought it gave a nice visual interest. I also must admit that I took some help from the store and bought preshredded cabbage. I love cabbage and cook with it a lot, but often times I find chopping a head of cabbage a little daunting so this is one area that I normally buy preshredded.

The chops which marinate in a mixture of chopped fresh sage, minced garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper for about 10 minutes and then they are browned in the pan. The chops are then removed and the onions, apples and more fresh sage sauteed until soft. Then in go the rest of the veggies with a bit of cider vinegar. This cooks down for a short time and then the pan is deglazed with chicken stock. The chops are then placed back into the pan and covered to simmer for about 5-7 minutes longer. The result is absolutely one of the best meals I have had in months.

At only 330 calories per serving Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw will be a meal made in the Kallos household again and again.

1 comment:

Irene said...

Dear Emily,

I am your cousin, Irene Thomas, oldest daughter of Dorothy Brady. Your mother mentioned your cooking blog on a post to our new family newsletter which you can see at
My email is
If you would be interested in being included in the family blog, please send me your email address and I will add you. It has been really fun getting to know you all. I am your uncle Ed's godmother, yet I haven't seen him in 50 years.

Your blog is making my mouth water. I love cabbage & apples and we just had pork chops tonight, saturated in plum preserves from our tree. Fun topped with slivered almonds and baked for an hour. If your sister and brother would be interested please have them send me the emails. Glad to have "met" you, cuz. Irene