This is the best time of year to buy both apples and sweet potatoes and pork pairs really well with both of them. If you have a pressure cooker you could be eating this complete meal in no time. When cooking pork in a pressure cooker keep in mind that the pork will need to cook for 15 minutes per inch. So if your pork chops are a different size then indicated in the recipe keep that in mind and alter you time.
Pressure Corked Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes
6 1 inch thick pork chops, fat trimmed off
2 tbls. all purpose flour
3 tbls. olive oil
1 large onion, finely diced
1 clove of garlic minced
1 stalk of celery diced
1/8 cup of orange juice
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
3 large apples, peeled and quartered
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in to 2 inch thick slices
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tbls. cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water
Place flour on each of the pork chops. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat. Add pork chops 2 at a time and brown on each side. Remove the pork chops and set them aside. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the apple juice, orange juice maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Stir well, Layer the pork chops in to the juices. Secure the lid of the pressure cooker. Place the pressure cooker over high heat and bring the pressure to high. Reduce het to medium to maintain pressure and cook 7 minutes.
Makes 6 serviings at one pork chop per serving.
Reduce pressure according to the manufacturer's directions. Remove lid. Stir in apples, sweet potatoes, and brown sugar, then once again secure the lid. Over high heat bring pressure up to medium=. Reduce heat to medium to maintain pressure and cook for 6 minutes.
Release pressure according to the manufacturere's directions. Remove ld. Then remove 1/2 cup of cooking juices and put them in to a heat safe bowl, then mix them them in to the cornstarch mixture using a whisk, whisk until smooth and add to the pressure cooker. Cook, siring, over medium eat for 3 minutes.
Serve with rice or noodles.
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