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Movin’ Out Pork Chops

Made these after all our stuff was packed for our move to Santa Fe. All you need is a knife & cutting board, a cast iron skillet, and one tin of spice. And the recipe cleaned up the food we had left in the fridge.



  1. Core apple, and chop it up. Leave the skin on if you’re lazy.
  2. Chop the grapes into halves or quarters.
  3. Simmer apples and grapes with a little water until they go mushy. About 15 minutes. You’re making a quick applesauce.
  4. Add the Chinese five spice and continue to simmer until you have a nice sauce. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl (or ziploc bag)
  5. Use the (warm) sauce to marinate the pork chops for about 15 minutes.
  6. Put the sauce and chops into the skillet and cook about 7 minutes per side on low heat. Add a little water if the sauce looks to be drying up.
  7. Remove the chops from the sauce and plate. Make a pan gravy using a little water and flour.

Pairs nicely with grits if you have them. Also takes about the same total amount of time to cook as quick grits.


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