I haven’t done pork carnitas in a while and not since way back — when I was doing crappy food pictures — have I done them with fruit. Back then I used persimmons and cinnamon.
This time it was with apple, simply sautéed in butter and cinnamon. I included some sweet potato on the side for added sweetness, color and texture. Make sure to crisp & caramelize your carnitas under the broiler for a while. Click on the images for much higher quality.
I couldn’t decide which of these shots I liked better, so you get two.
Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. Better yet, it’s really quick once you have your carnitas on hand.