Cider Pork Chops and Potatoes

I love meals I can throw in a pot, walk away, dance a little bit to Tom Jones, play with my girls, paint my nails, groove a little bit more to Tommy, walk back to my stove, and dinner is done.  That is living!!!

Miss Paloma and Little Miss Stella
My girls, Miss Paloma and Little Miss Stella

This meal requires very little prep time (insert happy face) and just layering the ingredients in a big ‘ole pot.  The pork chops and potatoes soak up the cider so that every single bite is full of flavor.   Love it!  So go get your chops, get your groovin’ jam playin’, grab a big ‘ole pot, and start layerin’.

**** I allowed the Mississippi girl in me to come out on that last sentence.

First layer is the sliced onions.
First layer is the sliced onions.
Sliced Yukon Potatoes on top of the onions.
Place the sliced Yukon Potatoes on top of the onions.
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Salt and pepper potatoes and continue layering. Excuse the middle-aged wrinkled fingers.
Pour the apple cider in pot. I hope you aren't worn out from out the meal prep.
Pour the apple cider in pot. I hope you aren’t worn out from all the meal prep.
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Season the chops with salt, pepper and a pinch of garlic powder. Place the chops on top of the potatoes. Top chops with fresh rosemary sprigs. Pretty, pretty!!!
Edna did her thing for about 45 minutes. I used that time to groove to "She's a Lady", by my Tommy.
Edna did her thing for about 45 minutes. I used that time to groove to “She’s a Lady” by my Tommy.
And this is what you get after all....that.....hard....prep.....time.
And this is what you get after all….that…..hard….prep…..time.

So pretty, so good, so tender, so perfect!!!  Start picking out your jam music now and get layering!

Enjoy!!!

Pork Chops and Potatoes
Serves 2
One pot meal with very little prep time.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  2. 1 1/2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced
  3. 2 pork chops
  4. 2 cups apple cider
  5. Rosemary sprigs
  6. Pinch of garlic powder
  7. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, layer: 1/2 of onions, 1/2 of potatoes on top of onions. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
  3. Repeat layering onions and potatoes until all are used.
  4. Pour cider in Dutch oven.
  5. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, a pinch of garlic powder, and place on top of the onions and potatoes.
  6. Top with rosemary sprigs.
  7. Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes or until pork chops are tender.
Notes
  1. Double or triple recipe as needed for servings.
Adventures with Edna http://adventureswithedna.com/
 slightly adapted from http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/one-pot-pork-with-apple-cider-potatoes/

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