Wednesday, June 6

Strawberry Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Most would agree that pork chops and applesauce are delicious. Two nights ago though I began a quest to experiment with a different pork and fruit combination and there the strawberry honey glazed chop was born. My husband gave it 10 stars and for a guy that likes his meat I was happy to have landed a recipe that made it into his all-star list. To turn these chops into a complete meal I made a side of roasted potatoes and yams and some light butter and parmesan cheese green beans. Yield 4 servings.

Strawberry Honey Glazed Pork Chops

1/1/2 T strawberry jam
4 T honey
1/3 t chili powder
1/3 t garlic powder
a dash of pepper
4 Bone-In Pork Chops
garlic powder

To prepare chops, sprinkle cracked pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the chops. Heat about 1T of oil in a skillet over med-high heat and sear each side of the chop for about one minute. Remove chops from heat and place in a baking dish. Bake for about 25 min at 350 or until the chops are 10 minutes from being done.

When chops are about 10 minutes from being cooked through, spread glaze over the tops and return chops to oven to complete baking.

Roasted Potatoes
3 medium russet potatoes
1 yam
Oil of choice
1/2 t dried rosemary
 a couple dashes of pepper
1/4 t salt
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t dried sage

Scrub russet potatoes and chopped into bit sized pieces, leaving the skin intact. Wash and peel yam and cut into bit sized pieces. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle oil and sprinkle the rosemary, pepper, salt, garlic and sage over the potatoes, mixing to thoroughly coat. Bake at about 450 degrees until potatoes have a nice crisp on the outside and are tender in the middle.

Green Beans
10oz of frozen cut green beans
2 T of butter
2T of parmesan cheese

Cook beans according to package and then drain. Stir in in butter and then garnish with the parmesan cheese.

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