If you’re craving something that’s good and hearty, this recipe has got you covered. Pork chops are rubbed with cinnamon and smoked paprika, which bring a layer of warm aromatics to the meat. They’re then roasted and drizzled with a cherry jam sauce that adds sweetness to all that savory. The mashed potatoes on the side stay creamy and classic, but there’s also a crisp apple and carrot slaw to keep things snappy.
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White Wine Vinegar
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Smoky Cinnamon Paprika Spice
Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and thinly slice scallions. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise with 4 tsp vinegar (we’ll use more in step 4). Add carrots to bowl and toss to coat, then set aside.
Dice potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces and place in a medium pot with enough salted water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are easily pierced by a knife, about 15 minutes. Scoop out and reserve ¼ cup cooking water (½ cup for 4 servings), then drain potatoes and return to pot.
Meanwhile, rub pork with a drizzle of olive oil. Season all over with plenty of salt and pepper. Set aside ¼ tsp Cinnamon Paprika Spice (½ tsp for 4 servings) in a small microwave-safe bowl, then rub pork all over with remaining spice. Place pork on a baking sheet and roast until cooked through, 13-15 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes after removing from oven.
Meanwhile, quarter, core, and thinly slice apple. Add to bowl with carrots and toss to combine. Stir in half the scallions. Season with salt and pepper. To bowl with reserved spice, add jam and ½ tsp vinegar. (For 4 servings, also add 1 tsp water.) Stir to combine. Microwave until warm, about 45 seconds. Add 1 TBSP butter and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
Mash drained potatoes in pot with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Stir in sour cream, remaining scallions, reserved cooking water, and 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings). Season with salt and pepper.
Divide pork, mashed potatoes, and slaw between plates. Top pork with sauce.