CAJUN CHOPS WITH BOOZED APPLES
1-2 sweet potatoes mashed to your preferences (Oma bakes and mashes without skins with butter, heavy cream and cinnamon)
2 – 4 pork chops ½”-1” thick heavily seasoned on both sides with Bayou Venom spice blend (chicken thighs make a great substitution)
4 T butter
1 each red and gold apple, cored and sliced
½ red onion sliced
2-4 jalapenos with stems removed, sliced (remove seeds if you want less heat)
1/8 – 1/4 C of Drunk Uncle marinade
Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees and put a cast iron pan seasoned with olive oil over medium high heat for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Sear pork chops 1 to 1½ minutes on each side.
Step 3: Remove from stovetop and bake for 4-6 minutes.
Step 4: Before serving, let rest for 5 minutes. While the chops are baking/resting add butter to cast iron pan and stir in apples, red onion, and jalapenos. Cook until desired tenderness. Stir in Drunk Uncle and heat through. Plate mashed sweet potatoes and top with chops and apple sauté.