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You may be beginning to get the message with our choice of recipes here on our website. We want to keep the recipes relatively straightforward for a few reasons. Firstly, we know that time is precious and few of us have half a day we can spend preparing a meal. Second, the more ingredients that are involved, the greater the chance will be that you haven't got some of them. Finally, the star of the show should be the meat as far as we are concerned. This couldn't be more true of our free-range pork which is reared in the Quantock Hills in Somerset.

As a result, we have a lovely recipe for our delicious pork chops that will raise the level of flavor, but not mask it. Pork and apple should be a familiar combination, so our thanks and acknowledgement for this simple but effective recipe goes to Matthew Tomkinson and


4 pork chops

10g of butter

1 large onion, very finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, very finely sliced

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled cored and diced

10 button mushrooms, sliced

2 tsp dried sage

330ml of apple juice

200ml of chicken stock

50ml of double cream

2 pinches of salt

2 pinches of black pepper

1 tsp olive oil

Cooking instructions:

Dry the pork chops and season them well with salt and black pepper 1 pinch of salt.

Put the frying pan on the stove on a medium-high heat and add a splash of olive oil. Once it starts to smoke slightly, sear the steaks until evenly golden brown on both sides.

Remove the pork from the frying pan and then add the butter, onions, garlic, apple, mushrooms, and sage, and sweat down for 5-10 minutes.

Add the apple juice, bring to the boil and reduced the liquid by half, which should take roughly 15 minutes.

Add the stock and again reduce the liquid by half, which should take about 10 minutes. After this pour in the cream and stir well. Return the pork to the pan and turn the heat down.

Leave everything cooking for a little longer to ensure that the pork is cooked through – this should take 6-8 minutes. Season the contents of the frying pan with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Remove the frying pan from the heat and divide the chops over 4 plates. Serve at once.

Order your meat online from Battens Farm, include four juicy free-range pork chops, and we reckon these will be some of the best pork chops you will have ever tasted.