Remember When…

I said I was gonna start a food blog? Well, I tried to, but ultimately decided doing the noble work of twitter-trolling Ted Nugent and taking goofy pictures of my son was more important. So after publishing a few recipes, I kinda gave up and started blogging about food here again.

I’m gonna bring those recipes from 60% Success Rate on over. So, Bon Apetit!

What I made: Pork Chop, Apple, Onion and Swiss Chard Skillet.

Why it works: This is just a wonderful combination of sweet and savory flavors, classic flavors that belong together. A homey comforting meal with just a touch of sophistication, brought to you with the addition of a splash of wine and some great-for-you leafy greens.


  • 4-6 1/2 to 1-inch bone in, fat-on pork chops, seasoned with kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 large onion, cut into slim strips
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • a generous splash white wine or sherry
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground fennel seed or pinch of fennel seed
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, rough-chopped
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. In a large skillet, fry bacon ’til crisp and fat has rendered. Move to plate, let cool and crumble or chop into small pieces. Do NOT wipe out the skillet.
  2. In the rendered fat, over medium-high heat, brown the pork chops on both sides. Remove them and put them on a plate. Again, do not wipe out the skillet.
  3. Add the apples, onions and spices to the skillet. Add a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Saute over medium heat until the apples and onions are golden and quite tender. This will take awhile.
  4. Add the wine and stock. Let simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened a bit. Stir in the vinegar.
  5. Stir in the Swiss chard and let it wilt a bit.
  6. Nestle the pork chops and any accumulated juices in the skillet and continue cooking on medium heat until everything is cooked through and the flavors have had a chance to get to know each other–5 or so minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  8. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, buttered egg noodles–or whatever you like!

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