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Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Roasted Broccoli & Sweet Potato Mash.

  • 4 crowns
    broccoli
  • 4 cloves
    garlic
  • 1
    lemon
  • 1 oz
    Parmesan cheese
  • 4
    pork chops, bone-in
  • 1 ½ lb
    sweet potatoes
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    butter, unsalted
  •  
    crushed red pepper
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    salt
  •  
    virgin coconut oil
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 450°F and position rack in the centre. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Fill a medium saucepan about halfway with water, cover, and bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Wash, peel, and medium dice the sweet potatoes; add to the water in the saucepan. Once the water is boiling, cook the potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork, 8-10 minutes. Drain in a colander and return back to saucepan.
    1 ½ lb sweet potatoes
  • 4
    Wash the broccoli and cut into bite-sized florets; transfer to the baking sheet.
    4 crowns broccoli
    
  • 5
    Peel and mince the garlic. Wash the lemon and grate the zest from it.
    4 cloves garlic
    1 lemon
  • 6
    Drizzle the broccoli with olive oil and lemon juice and season with the zest, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper (optional). Toss to coat, then spread out in a single layer.
    4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    juice of 1 lemon
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
    ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 7
    Place broccoli in the oven and roast until tender and browned, 10-15 minutes.
  • 8
    Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 9
    Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
    4 pork chops, bone-in
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 10
    Add oil to the skillet and swirl to coat bottom. Add the pork chops and cook until browned and cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and let them rest for 2-3 minutes.
    2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
    
  • 11
    Grate ¼ cup of Parmesan.
    1 oz Parmesan cheese
    
  • 12
    Remove broccoli from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan, and toss.
  • 13
    Add butter to the sweet potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher (or a fork) until smooth.
    2 tbsp butter, unsalted
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
    
  • 14
    Serve pork chops with sweet potato mash and broccoli on the side. Enjoy!