Yesterday the Princess let me in the kitchen and I got to cook dinner. I had found a recipe on the Old Farmers Almanac site for Sweet and Sour Pork that used Maple Syrup, one of my favorites. The problem was that I didn't have the Country Style ribs it called for, only pork loin. And I didn't want to make this for 12 folks, just us two. So some re-engineering was called for. If you would like the original go to http://www.almanac.com/ and look in the recipe section for Sweet and Sour Pork.
Here is my version. This will feed 4 normal folks (we have left overs for tonight) and 2 very hungry folks.
Grenville's Sweet &Sour Pork Chops
4- Center cut (boneless) pork chops
3 Tbls. flour
1/4 cup each of chopped celery, green pepper, and red onion.
Small can of crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup each of vinegar(i like balsamic) and soy sauce
Brown the chops in a medium chef's pan (you can add a little olive oil if you like). Remove the chops but save the drippings.
Combine the flour with enough water to make a nice thin paste. Add this to the drippings and make a medium rue.
Put the chops back in the pan. Add all of the remaining ingredients. Mix them around so the chops are covered in juices.
Simmer for 45- 60 minutes until the pork is done to your liking. I like mine moist and a little pink.Serve this over a nice bed of rice of your choice. I did some brown rice but wild and long grain will also do. I served this with some reheated Oven Roasted Veggies and fresh steamed asparagus.