Fillet of pork with apples and crème fraiche

Classic West Country flavours are really captured in this simple dish. This smooth sauce benefits from fabulous, thick crème fraiche and could not be easier to make. If you are not keen on pork, try chicken or even veal.Time: Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4
Product: Crème Fraîche, Farmhouse Butter

fillet of pork with apples and crème fraiche

Ingredients

1tbsp olive oil
a walnut size piece of farmhouse butter
1 large apple such as Cox or Braeburn, cored and cut into 16
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 pork fillet, about 450g, cut into 1cm medallions
150ml good cider or apple juice
200ml pot Roddas crème fraiche
6-8 sage leaves, chopped

Method

1. Heat the oil and butter in a wide, deep frying pan. Sautee the apple wedges until golden then remove from the pan and reserve.

2. Next, add the onion into the pan over a medium heat and soften gently for about 5 minutes until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more.

3. Sit the pork on the base of the pan pushing aside the onions and brown on both sides.

4. Pour in the cider or apple juice and bubble for 3-4 minutes until it has reduced by half, using a spoon to scrape any juices from the pan.

5. Spoon in the crème fraiche and stir through to loosen it. Add the sage, the reserved apple wedges, season well and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

6. Serve with new potatoes and green vegetables.

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