This recipe turns humble pork chops into supper for guests, especially when you serve it with Nanette’s Apple Chutney (page 235 of The Folk School Cookbook), Rumbledethumps (page 65 of The Folk School Cookbook), braised beet greens, or broccoli.

In a heavy skillet, brown until golden on
both sides:
4 (6-ounce) pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

Drain the pork chops well and place in a
baking pan or casserole with a lid.

Mix together in a small bowl:
2-inch knob of fresh ginger, grated
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt

Rub one-fourth of this mixture onto each chop.

Place on each chop:
1 teaspoon good orange marmalade

Mix together and pour into pan with
coated chops:
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup water

Cover pan tightly and bake at 325°F for
45 minutes. Serves 4.

Garnish with:
1 orange, thinly sliced

Recipe from The Folk School Cookbook.

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