Friday, October 23, 2009

Foodie Friday - Pork Chops & Sweet Potatoes

Sorry I'm a little late for the potluck -- but since it is still Friday I thought I'd join in. It's always fun to visit Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum to see what everybody's cooking up and grab a new recipe or two!

A couple of weeks ago I had my Williamsburg cookbook out to make Brunswick stew and another recipe caught my eye.

My husband loves pork chops and sweet potatoes - I'm not a big fan of either, but every now and then it's nice to surprise him. I found this recipe simply titled "Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes" - so I decided to give it a try.

Here's the recipe (I cut it in half for just the two of us)

3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes
4 center-cut pork chops
salt and pepper to taste
all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup currant jelly
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
rind of 1 lemon, grated
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

preheat oven to 350 degrees
Boil and slice sweet potatoes.
Salt and pepper chops, dredge in flour, and brown on both sides.
Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in jelly, juices and lemon rind. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to blend.
Arrange sweet potatoes and chops in shallow casserole and cover with 3/4 cup of sauce.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes, basting occasionally with remaining sauce.

We ate ours with some greens on the side. It was really pretty tasty. I would say overall a good meal for fall.

Be sure to visit "Designs By Gollum" for lots of tasty temptations!

Happy weekend everyone!
See ya!


  1. This sounds good to me too. I am trying to eat more squash and sweet potatoes because they are good for me, but not my favorites.
    It is nice of you to make something for your husband even though you don't care for it.
    I don't eat any shellfish so if my husband wants it he cooks it himself and cleans the pans after because the smell even makes me ill.

  2. Better late than never! My husband would love this too. It really looks good.


  3. Oh I like both and so it really sounds good to me. I will have to give it a try. Thank you so much, my box arrived today and I love the basket and all the other surprises you put in the box. The basket is stunning and the little roses are so precious. The note cards are wonderful and such cute napkins and great candle. The name tags are just fabulous. Thank you so much for all of the surprises. I am just thrilled. Hugs, Marty

  4. Yummy! I like both, Martha!...Christine

  5. Mmmm, that sounds and looks good. I think pork goes so well with sweet things, like applesauce and pineapple, so why not sweet potatoes? Thanks for sharing.

  6. Martha, I love the idea of cooking the sweet potatoes and the chops in the same dish (less cleanup!). I like both, and so does my husband, so this is one I'm going to try. Thanks for the recipe. laurie

  7. We had pork chops and sweet potatoes just this week. What a good idea to prepare them together.

  8. Hi Martha
    The food looks delicious! I just wanted to let you know I just posted about the wonderful giveaway I won from you! Thanks!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  9. In my house that would be a winning combo. I also liked your decorations and your pumpkin spread. First chance I have had to comment on posts today so I am late also.

  10. I almost bought that cookbook this past summer! Wouldnt you know it rained every day that we were in Williamsburg. We ran inside the bookstore one day while on the square to get out of a downpour and I found myself looking this cookbook over. Then left without spending a dime. Thanks for posting the recipe, it looks great and I'm thankful for the chance to try one of the recipes from the book I regret not buying.

  11. Don't worry..just give me yours..I won't let those yummy little chops or sweet potatoes bother you anymore!=0)..and a little plate of greens to boot...Gosh, I miss my momma and Georgia!

  12. Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment. Those dishes look delicious. I also like your cream plates.

  13. Funny! I would love this... my husband would hate it..... Looks yummy!


  14. Hi Martha!
    Oh, this dish sounds so good. I love sweet potatoes and your food looks great on that pretty plate.
    Thanks for the visit,
    Shelia ;)

  15. What a great looking meal! I have the Williamsburg Cookbook too. I thought about your Williamsburg tablescape today when I was reading an article about Williamsburg! :D Jewel

  16. That's twice now that you've tempted me with something from "The Williamsburg Cookbook." Guess I'm going to have to dig out my copy.

  17. Oh, Martha!! Does that look yummy! My sister and I were just talking about how much we like those two things together, so I will send her a link to your wonderful recipe! Throw in some greens, and how can you miss? Such a wonderful Fall supper!! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie