Autumn’s grey clouds and early darkening days provide the backdrop for cozy, home-style dinners. This fall season I am sharing a little jewel from the Bijouxs family kitchen – Crispy Pork Chops with Onion & Apple Marmalade – a taste of home.
Honestly, it’s not often that I splurge to make this family favorite, but the cool, cloudy weather and early darkness of late fall, tug at my food memory for a taste of home. Crispy Pork Chops were a special treat growing up. The truly home-style coating made from saltine crackers, with their inherently crisp and salty nature, make for very tasty crust. I added a savory-sweet onion and apple marmalade condiment, which plays well against the crispy chops.
You can use just about any cut of pork chop, thick or thin, but bone-in chops stay moist, with more flavor than their boneless counterparts. When using boneless chops, I pound them them very thin, and fry in batches, placing them in the hot oven for a short bake time, just to keep them hot and crisp.
A simple cast iron skillet, a Bijouxs Basics, works perfectly to prepare this recipe. The onion and apple marmalade is a sweet and savory condiment, made easily in the same skillet after cooking the chops. The onions and apples are cooked until caramelized, sweet and golden brown. Just add a spoonful of the marmalade alongside the crispy chops.
The well-loved wood table is set with family vintage silver and china, also a bit of a splurge, along with Crispy Pork Chops with Onion & Apple Marmalade to grace the autumn table, another little jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen.