Oven Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes

This is a sauce made for baked pork chops. It makes them come out golden and sticky, rather than pale and bland. It's a country-style sauce that's savoury and a bit sweet! Potatoes are optional - or sub with other roastable veg
Overhead photo of Oven Baked Pork Chops with potatoes, with a side of Rocket with Parmesan and Balsamic
Ingredients
RUB
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup (Note 1)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (Note 2)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or white)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (Note 3)

CHOPS
  • 4 pork chops / cutlets , around 200-250g/7-8oz each including bone (Note 4)
  • 800g/ 1.6 lb baby potatoes , larger ones cut in half (Note 5)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 220C / 430F (standard oven) or 200C / 390F (fan forced / convection).
  • Toss potatoes in oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Scatter on baking tray.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes (giving them a head start).

PORK
  • Meanwhile, mix the Rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Slather the pork on both sides with the Rub, reserving some Rub for basting. (See notes for marinating)
  • Take the tray out of the oven. Toss potatoes then push them to the edge.
  • Place pork on tray. Bake for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove tray from oven, flick to broiler/grill on high (shelf about 20cm/8" from heat source).
  • Flip pork, spoon over reserved rub and dab on sides. (Note 4). Broil 7 - 10 minutes until pretty well caramelised.
  • Remove from oven. Use a brush to get the golden juices off the tray and dab it onto the pork - this is key for flavour and colour! Pop it back under the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish off.
  • Serve, scraping the juices on the tray onto the pork, then garnish with parsley if desired.