Pork Chops with Red Onions and Fennel Seed
4 boneless pork chops – 3/4-inch thick
Salt, cayenne and black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large red onions – thinly sliced
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons fennel seed – crushed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons water
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops lightly with olive oil and season on both sides with salt, cayenne and black pepper. Brown chops on each side; remove chops from pan.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet. Add onions, fennel seed and crushed red pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until onions are tender but not brown, stirring. Add the vinegar and water; cook for 1 minute more, stirring occasionally. Return chops to skillet. Cover tightly; cook over low heat for 5-6 minutes or until chops are just done. Serve onion mixture with chops.