September 24, 2012

Honey-Glazed Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

So you may have noticed that my family loves pork. My husband would be happy eating pork products with every meal and thinks that adding bacon to any dish makes it 10 times better. I love bacon as much as the next person, but my husband takes it to a whole new level. My dad had the same trait. Every Sunday morning growing-up my dad would make breakfast. It was the same every week, fried potatoes and bacon. He was very exact about the correct way that potatoes should be prepared and the bacon had to be just right. While I love bacon, my favorite type of pork is pork chops. I love pork chops. Not the thin cut variety, but thick bone-in pork chops. When the fat gets nice and crispy on the bone, I love it. Last week I tried a new recipe for Honey-Glazed Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes from the October issue of the Food Network Magazine, which looked like the perfect meal for my pork loving family.

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 40 minutes of total time, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 4 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients and made no ingredient modifications. Make sure to chose thick center-cut pork chops or they will dry out during baking. The pork chops that I bought where much larger than the 1 3/4 pound total for 4 chops, I like very thick pork chops. Due to the increased size of my pork chops my total cooking time was slightly longer. For the cajun seasoning I used Tony's. This is the same Cajun seasoning I always use in recipes, it tastes delicious and provides a great amount of flavor. My sweet potatoes took longer than the 20 minutes suggested by the recipe. The sweet potatoes that I bought were on the large side and took closer to 30 minutes total to cook. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I made these for my in-laws when they came to visit. The pork chops came out perfectly cooked and the mashed sweet potatoes were very popular with my two boys. I love center-cut pork chops and this recipe was perfect. I would definitely make this recipe again.

For the recipe go to Honey-Glazed Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes.


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