Apple & Chorizo Smothered Pork Chops
An 'Iron Chef' Inspired Dish Built Around Apples
Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and sprinkle both sides evenly with salt, pepper, and Emeril's Essence.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saute pan over high, until oil is shimmering. Add chops to the pan and brown for about 5 minutes. Turn chops over and add onions, garlic, and chorizo. Saute for about 5 minutes longer. Add chicken stock and apple cider.
Reduce heat, cover the sauté pan and let simmer for 8–10 minutes (or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chops reads 160 degrees F). Using tongs, remove chops from the pan and let rest on a plate. Add flour to the cooking liquid and stir vigorously with a wire whisk.
Cook sauce until thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Return chops to the pan until heated through. Sprinkle with scallions for garnish.