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Loin Of Pork With Caramelized Apples And Cider

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Ingredients
For the loin of pork
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Teaspoon
  Soft brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Eating apples 4
  Pork loin 1 Pound, cut into thick slices (1 Loin, 450 Gram)
  Onions 2 , sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Dry cider 7 Fluid Ounce (200 Milliliter)
  Chicken stock 7 Fluid Ounce (200 Milliliter)
  Bay leaves 2
  Thyme sprigs 2
  Creme fraiche 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (Handful Of)
For the sauteed potatoes
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Cooked new potatoes 18 Ounce, quartered (1 Pound 2 Ounce / 500 Grams)
  Smoked bacon lardons 6 Ounce (140 - 175 Gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Peel, core and slice 3 of the apples into rings. Finely dice the remaining apple.

MAKING
2. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil and butter.
3. Add sugar and stir to dissolve
4. Add apple rings and sauté till evenly browned.
5. Using a slotted spoon, remove apples into a bowl and set aside for garnishing.
6. To the same skillet, add more oil.
7. Add pork slices and brown evenly on both sides. Remove from the pan to a plate and set aside.
8. Add the sliced onions and sauté until softened.
9. Return pork slices to the pan and add diced apple garlic, and season. Sauté for 2 minutes.
10. Pour in the cider, stock and add bay leaves and thyme
11. Bring to a boil, reduce the flame and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until the pork is tender.

FINALIZING
12. In a skillet, heat a little oil and butter.
13. Sauté the onions and garlic for 2 minutes till soft.
14. Add potatoes, bacon, thyme and seasonings to the pan.
15. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes and bacon are golden and crisp.
16. Remove the pork to a serving platter.
17. Simmer the gravy for 2 to 3 minutes.
18. Stir creme fraiche and parsley into gravy and heat on low flame.
19. Reheat apple rings in non stick pan.

SERVING
20. Arrange pork slices on dinner plates.
21. Spoon sauce over the pork
22. Arrange potatoes on one side and apple rings on the other.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Pork
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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