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Pork Chops with Lemon Thyme Potatoes

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

Prep time excludes marination time. It is best to prep and marinade the pork chops the night before for best results.

Pork chops

 2 - 1 1/2" Thick Natural Pork Chops
 12 Petit White Potatoes
 ½ tsp Sweet Paprika
 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic
 2 tbsp Grass-Fed Butter
 2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme leaves
 2 tsp Dried Thyme
 3 tbsp Oil
 Coarse Salt for pork and fine salt for the potatoes (to taste)
 Pepper (to taste)

1. Prep pork for marination by patting dry. In a large freezer baggy add both pork chops, 1 tbsp oil, the paprika, the dried thyme, and half the garlic and fresh thyme. Close bag and massage the pork with both hands until the ingredients cover every inch of the chops. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for no less than 3 hours or overnight preferably.
2. Remove Pork chops from bag and place to the side.

raw pork chops


3. Prep potatoes by washing and drying them before cutting them in halves.
4. Mix cut potato pieces in a medium bowl with salt, pepper, some oil, garlic, and thyme.
5. Place potatoes face down on a baking sheet. Put in oven and bake on 375 degrees until soft to the touch and golden brown underneath (about 15 minutes).

fresh potatoes


6. While waiting on potatoes. Salt and pepper pork chops.
7. Heat 12" fry pan on med-high heat until pan is hot. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan. Wait until oil is hot but not smoking, then add pork chops.
8. Sear pork chops on each side for 3 minutes or until golden brown.

frying pork chops


9. Next, using tongs pick up pork chops and sear on the sides until all sides are browned.

pork chop on side


10. Add a pat of butter (half tablespoon) to each chop to bast them while baking.
11. Place in oven and cook until an internal temp of 155 degrees (about 10 minutes) for medium or 175 degrees for well done (about 13 minutes}. Different ovens cook differently so it is best to have a meat thermometer to be safe.

Pork chops


12. Let chops rest for at least 3 minutes before cutting.

Pork chops


Lastly, before serving potatoes drizzle fresh lemon juice over the hot potatoes and mix well.
Serve with pork chops.

cooked potatoes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2