Introduction: Orange Pork Chops

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This is my mom's orange pork chop recipe. :D They're one of my favorite things that she makes - they're kind of addictive, actually!

I went home and visited for a week, and asked her to make them so I could watch and then recreate them when I came back to Oakland. Orange pork chops are pretty easy to make, and they've got loads of flavor. 

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 4-6 breakfast pork chops (the nice thin ones)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • zest of one orange
  • juice of one orange (around 1/3 cup)
  • butter or oil
  • a few tablespoons of teriyaki sauce
  • few pinches brown sugar
If you can only find the thicker loin chops, you can cut those in half so they're thinner. That's what I did. 

Step 2: Cook the Green Onions and Zest

Add a little butter (preferably butter, it is so good!) or oil to a pan and cook the green onions and zest until they start to get fragrant and soften. Add a teaspoon or two of teriyaki sauce at this point and stir it around.

Pull them out of the pan and pop them into a small bowl until later.

Step 3: Brown the Pork Chops

Salt and pepper your pork chops and brown them quickly over medium-high heat. Because they're so thin, be careful with this part. You don't want to cook them too long. :D

Step 4: Simmer the Pork Chops

Once the porkchops are brown, turn the heat down to low and pour in the orange juice. Add 1-2 tablespoons of teriyaki - just until it tastes good to you. Also add the green onion and orange zest back into the pan and a pinch or two of brown sugar if you'd like a little sweetness. (it's really good with brown sugar!)

Stir this all together and let it simmer for a while. It's best to do it with the lid cracked for 15-20 minutes.

You'll want to reduce the orange juice into a bit of a sauce, so keep simmering until it's as thick as you want. :)

And there you go! Orange pork chops. 

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