Apple and Shallot Delight
A simple side dish that will take any dinner up a notch.
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice the apple into quarters, then each quarter into thirds, so you have 12 slices.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the shallot.
  3. Pre-heat the pan, then add the butter and oil and heat until hot but not smoking.
  4. Put the apples in a single layer (easiest if you make a fan pattern) with an empty spot in the middle. Add the shallot slices in a single layer in the middle.
  5. Cook under a medium light for about 5 minutes, then gently turn each apple and shallot slice with a fork or with the metal spatula and cook them for 5 more minutes. If you finish cooking the shallots but have more apple slices that could not fit into the pan in the first single layer, push the shallots off to the side, on top of apple slices and cook the rest, or remove the shallots to a warmed plate while you finish cooking the remaining apple slices.
  6. When the apple slices and shallots are done, remove the apples to a plate. I like the single layer, carefully arranged look, but that’s just my obsessive side. Feel free to pile them apples first in a low-sided bowl. If you want a single layer, use a metal spatula to avoid breaking the apple slices.
  7. Drizzle the maple syrup on top of the apples, then top with the shallots and sprinkle with salt and pepper.