At my dinner table, the flavors of fall usually revolve around some combination of pork, fennel, and apples - a serendipitous trifecta of. They're a combination that I find simple to prepare and a consistently delicious hit, even with a quick preparation like this one.
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Return the same skillet to medium heat and add in the fennel, onion and caraway seeds. Saute, stirring frequently, until the vegetables begin to tenderize, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the mustard, vinegar and whiskey (if using) and continue cooking until the liquids have mostly reduced, 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the grated apple and reserved fennel fronds; adjust the seasoning as needed with salt and pepper.
Serve the pork chops over the warm fennel-apple slaw.