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Retro Recipe Revival: Apple Cider Pork ChopsYou’ll never guess what? We found yet another old-school promotional Tower recipe book nestling in the archives when carrying out our post-Christmas de-cluttering. This latest find focuses on the iconic Tower Pressure Cooker sold throughout the early to mid-80s and has provided us with further fuel for our Retro-Recipe Revival series, allowing us to send some vintage pressure cooker recipes your way, updated to modern tastes and appliances! So, without further ado, let’s crack on with the first; Apple Cider Pork Chops.
- x6 pork chops (on the bone), 3/4-inch thickness
- x1 onion (diced)
- x2 teaspoons sea salt
- x2 tbspns vegetable oil
- 6 -12 dried apple slices
- x1 cup apple cider
- x2 tbspns mulling spices
- 2 tbsns flour
- x2 tablespoons butter
- Sprinkle chops with seasoned salt on both sides and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
- Gently heat the vegetable oil in the bottom of your Tower pressure cooker on medium heat and add the chops. Brown on both sides and then remove.
- Place basket in pressure cooker. Press 3-4 dried apple slices on each chop and sprinkle each with a light dusting of spice mix.
- Fit the chops into the basket, standing on edge, sandwiching the apple slice between the chops.
- Pour cider over the chops and secure the pressure cooker lid.
- Bring to high pressure over medium heat (adjusting the heat to maintain pressure) and cook at high pressure for 17 minutes.
- Remove pressure cooker from heat and use ‘Natural Release Method’ to open (letting the pressure drop naturally over the course of 8-10 minutes).
- Remove chops from pressure cooker, place on serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Saute diced onions in a frying pan for 30 seconds (we recommend using Tower Cerasure colour-changing pans).
- Place butter in a heat-resistant, microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave (30 seconds on high setting). Stir flour in using whisk and microwave on high setting for a further 40 more seconds.
- Add a small measure (25-30ml) of the crockpot liquid to the mixture and whisk smooth to create a sauce. Add the mixture back to the crockpot and heat to boil, whisking until slightly thickened.
- Pour sauce over chops, garnish with sautéed onion and serve with sweat potato mash or seasonal vegetables.
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