Pan Seared Pork Chops with Glazed Carrots and Potato Pancakes

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
30 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (1/2-inch) center cut pork chops
  • Cajun Spice Mix, recipe follows
  • Peanut or olive oil
  • Glazed Carrots:
  • 2 carrots
  • Fresh thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Cajun Spice Mix:
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup cayenne
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • Potato pancakes:
  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes (julienned)
  • 1/2 small onion (sliced thin)
  • 1 egg
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • Peanut oil
Directions
Glazed Carrots:

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


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