Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Red Onions and Apple Rings

Finally (and sadly) we come to the end of Feud the television mini series and my series of Feud-themed food posts.

I’ve saved the best for last, because this was indeed the best of the bunch. This is Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Red Onions and Apple Rings, which appeared in the  November 1, 1965 issue of Vogue.

Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Red Onions and Apple Rings for four to six

6 loin pork chops, one inch thick
¼ pound margarine or butter
2 large Italian red onions, sliced
1 cup flour
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Salt chops on both sides. Dip lightly in flour. Place chops in ¼ pound melted butter or margarine in skillet. Add sliced onions and cook till golden. When onions are cooked, place on top of chops. Brown chops on one side, then turn, replacing onions on the top side. Place chops in skillet in preheated 250° oven. Cover. Cook 15 minutes. Then reduce oven heat to 200° and bake for an additional 25 minutes. Top each chop with 2 fried apple rings.

Joan Crawford’s Fried Apple Rings
4 green apples
¼ pound margarine or butter
Lemon juice
Brown sugar

Core and slice apples into thick rings, but do not peel. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Heat margarine or butter in skillet. Fry apples first on one side, then the other, until brown but not mushy. This is a matter of a very few minutes. While frying, sprinkle top sides of apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar to taste. Keep warm until all are done.

This was delicious. I mean, pork and fruit is a winning combo, as Dinner Is Served has taught me again and again, so this really should not have been any kind of surprise.

Plus, if I’ve learned anything through this series it’s that Ms. Crawford knew what she was doing in the kitchen.


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There’s really nothing else to say except enjoy the show! But I will leave you with what may be my absolute favorite moment of the entire series:

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2 Responses to Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Red Onions and Apple Rings

  1. Shel says:

    With the pink dress and the bright orange hair she looked a bit like my grandmother lol.

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