This Pork Chops with Mixed Mash recipe is a weeknight winner
2 pork loin chops
Ina Paarman’s Meat Spice
2-3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) butternut
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Masala Spice
1 T (15 ml) butter
Ina Paarman’s Coriander Pesto to serve on the side
Snip into the fat side of the chops 2 times to prevent curling during cooking. Season chops generously on both sides with Meat Spice and brush both sides with oil. Leave at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
Stand the chops upright on the fat side and insert 2 sosatie sticks through the meaty part of the chops to stabilise them. Cook upright, on the fat side, in a griddle or good heavy frying pan. When the fat is brown and crispy, remove the sosatie sticks and cook the chops flat, on one side, until just done. Turn the chops over, cook for only 1 minute and then remove the pan from the heat. Cover the chops with foil and leave the other side of the chops to finish cooking slowly in the retained heat of the pan for about 10 minutes, depending on thickness. Serve with Mixed Mash and a green salad.
Mix the blocks of potato and butternut together, add water and microwave in a closed container, on high, for +- 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft enough to mash. Mash, with enough of the cooking water, to give a soft puree. Season with Masala Spice to taste and work in the butter. Serve Coriander Pesto on the side.
By: Ina Paarman