Dredge the pork chops in the cajun spice. Heat frying pan with peanut oil. Place the pork chops into the heated pan and sear until golden brown. Cut carrots into thin slices. In a bowl, add the carrots, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the carrots to the saute pan with the pork chops. Place the saute pan into a preheated, 425 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the pork chops from the pan, leaving the carrots, and deglaze the pan with orange juice.
Potato pancakes: In a bowl, combine potatoes, onion, egg, thyme and salt and pepper. Toss in flour. In a saute pan, heat peanut oil. Form large thin pancakes. Place pancake into heated pan and brown on both sides about 7 to 10 minutes.
Recipe Courtesy of Cheryl Smith