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Glazed Pork Chops with Garlic and herb mashed potatoes and salad



4 Thick cut Pork Chops(I used boneless)
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
1/2 Tsp Paprika

2 Large Russet Potatoes
Spoonful of herb and garlic cream cheese
1-2 Tbsp butter

STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine the brown sugar and spices (salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika and garlic powder or whatever spice blend you like).

STEP 2: Remove the pork chops from their package and rub the brown sugar/spice mix all over both sides. Use all of the spice mix.

STEP 3: Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium/high heat. When the oil is nice and hot (it will look wavy in the pan), add the pork chops. Cook the chops for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are nicely browned.

STEP 4: If you are using an oven safe skillet, place the skillet in the oven for an additional 5 minutes to make sure they are cooked through. If your skillet is not oven safe (most plastic handled skillets and teflon are not safe in the oven), transfer the chops to a baking sheet lined with foil then place in the oven.

STEP 5: Remove the chops from the oven and drag each side around in the thick glaze that has formed around the chops in the pan prior to serving.

Make your spice rub by combining 1/4 cup of brown sugar with whatever spiced you like (I used cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and salt... 1/2 tsp of each).

Rub the brown sugar seasoning mix into both sides of the chops. The moisture from the meat will most likely dissolve the sugar, that is okay

Adjustments to the Recipe:. I would marinate the pork over night if possible and I wouldn’t leave them in the pan quite as long. The brown sugar will start to burn pretty quick so leave them for about 2 minutes per side then transfer to the oven. I didn’t time them but make sure you don’t over cook them or they will be really tough.

For the Potatoes I just cut them into fairly small slices, boiled them, and mixed them with a spoonful of herb and garlic cream cheese and a Tbsp of butter.