Pork Chops with Apple Gravy

Apples and pork is a classic combination but the apple gravy is a different twist.   We like this with new red potatoes.  The apple cider is not dominant so the gravy works well with potatoes.
You can make this on the stovetop or cook your pork chops on the grill.  If you cook the pork chops on the grill, you won’t have drippings for the gravy.  We have given you an alternative using Instant Clearjel and butter.  With Instant Clearjel, you don’t have to cook the gravy so it is very easy to make.  Of course, you can pan fry your pork chops and still use Clearjel.

(Recipe for pan fried pork chops with gravy using flour)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper
4 large pork chops
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup apple cider or apple juice

  1. Pour the vegetable oil in large skillet.  Salt and pepper the pork chops.  Pan fry the pork chops over medium-high heat until done.  Set the pork chops on a platter and keep warm until ready to serve.
  2. Scrape loose the drippings in the bottom of the pan.  You should have some fatty liquid in the pan.  Whisk in the flour and cook for one minute to make thick a slurry.
  3. Whisk in the broth and cider.  Cook until the gravy bubbles, the starch gelatinizes, and thickens.

(Recipe for grilled pork chops with gravy using Instant Clearjel)

salt and pepper
4 large pork chops
3 tablespoon Instant Clearjel
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons butter

  1. Heat the grill and salt and pepper the pork chops.  Cook the pork chops on the grill turning them once.
  2. While the pork chops are cooking, make the gravy.  Put the Instant Clearjel in medium microwave safe bowl.  Add about half of the broth and stir to make a paste.  Add the rest of the broth and apple juice stirring after each addition.  Some lumps will remain.  Add the butter.
  3. Heat the gravy in the microwave until it is hot, not boiling.  Stir the hot gravy to finish melting the butter.  Let the gravy sit for five to ten minutes.  Stir before serving.  It should be smooth.

Note:  Three tablespoons Clearjel makes a thick gravy.  When we made it, it was not thick at first.  After heating and sitting for five minutes, it was.  This is a very easy way to make gravy.