Baked Pork Chops Recipe with Sweet Potato Mash

Oven-baked marmalade pork chops with sweet potato mash

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Jazz up the humble pork chop with a quick and easy marmalade and honey glaze. Serve with garlicky sweet potato mash (you don’t even need to peel them!) for a midweek dinner, ready in just 35 minutes

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*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • pork chops 2 thick, fat snipped every 1-2cm with scissors
  • fine-cut or shredless marmalade 4 tbsp
  • runny honey 2 tbsp
  • sugar snap peas blanched, to serve

SWEET POTATO MASH

  • sweet potatoes 500g, halved
  • garlic 1 clove, bashed
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • fine-cut or shredless marmalade 1 tbsp
  • lime 1, juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • coriander a handful, roughly chopped

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the sweet potatoes and garlic clove into a microwaveable bowl, drizzle with the olive oil and season, then seal tightly with clingfilm and microwave for 12 minutes until completely soft.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat a heavy-bottomed, ovenproof frying pan over a medium-high heat, drizzle the pork chops with the oil and season well. Cook the chops on their fat end for 1-2 minutes or until golden and some of the fat has rendered, then cook on each side for 1-2 minutes or until really golden. Mix together the marmalade and honey, and spoon thickly over the tops of the chops.

  • Step 3

    Put into the oven and roast for 6-8 minutes, depending on thickness, baste well with the glaze then transfer to a plate and rest, loosely covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Tip the sweet potatoes into a clean bowl with the marmalade, lime juice and coriander, and squeeze the garlic clove out of its skin into the bowl. Season and mash well, potato skins and all.

  • Step 5

    Divide the sweet potato between 2 plates and serve with the pork chops and any glaze and resting juices, sugar snap peas and lime wedges to squeeze over.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 860
  • Fat 41g
  • Saturates 14.1g
  • Carbs 79g
  • Sugars 56g
  • Fibre 6.5g
  • Protein 40.9g
  • Salt 0.5g
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