Orange Pork Chops

Since finals are upon us, I don’t have too much to share by way of outdoor adventures.  Therefore, another recipe:

Orange Pork Chops

6 pork chops
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
1 orange
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
12 whole cloves

Lightly oil 12″ skillet (or Dutch oven); brown pork chops on both sides over med-high heat.  Add water, paprika, pepper, and 1 tsp salt; heat to boiling.  Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer about 35 min, turning once.

Meanwhile, prepare orange sauce: grate 1 tablespoon peel from orange, then cut 6 slices.  In 1 qt saucepan over med-high heat, cook orange peel, orange juice, next 4 ingredients, and 1/4 tsp salt until thickened, stirring constantly.  Add orange slices, cover, remove from heat and keep warm.

To serve, top pork chops with orange sauce.


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