Recipe update: Originally published September 2016. Updated February 2019 to improve. Original recipe called for 10 minute baking x 2, followed by broil/grill to caramelise surface. Updated recipe calls for 15 minutes pork bake, then finished with just broiling/grilling. Better, more even caramelisation using this method!
1. Ketchup -
Can also use Tomato Sauce condiment (American readers - don't use what you know as Tomato Sauce, use Ketchup!).
2. Soy sauce -
I use normal soy sauce (Kikkoman). This can be substituted with 2 1/2 tsp light soy sauce. Do not use dark soy sauce - flavour is too strong.
3. Cider vinegar -
Can be substituted with any clear or neutral flavoured vinegar. Don't use balsamic.
4. Pork -
This can be made with any pork chops. Bone in is better because it's juicier. Cook time will differ depending on size of cutlets - my cook time is based on 200g/7oz pork chops with bone in. For 350g/12oz, bake pork for 15 minutes + 10 minute broil/grill + extra minute for post basting caraemsliation.
Also see the chicken version
5. Potatoes -
Make sure the potatoes are no larger than 3cm / 1 1/4" diameter otherwise they won't cook in the prescribed time. You can either increase the initial bake time OR cut the larger ones which is what I did.
6. Marinating option
- Optional, not required but can do. Place in a ziplock bag, add the pork and massage from the outside to coat the pork in the Rub. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. If freezing, put the bag straight in the freezer, then defrost before using. It will marinate while defrosting.
per serving including potatoes, assuming this is made with trimmed pork cutlets as pictured.