Pork Chops with Hard Cider Pan Sauce, Roasted Fennel-Apple Salad

We have loved our local Austin Eastciders Honey Cider this summer, and as we move into Fall, I wanted to find a way to cook with it. Apples and Pork go together so well, so I called upon this recipe from 2013, which I found through Plated and edited to make my own.


1 russet potato or several small to medium-sized gold potatoes, diced

Olive Oil (I like California Olive Ranch evoo)

1 Gala apple, sliced

1 fennel bulb, sliced

2 cups arugula

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

Kosher salt and black pepper

2 pork chops or loin chops

1 shallot, diced

1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar