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What goes well with pork chops?

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Good sides for pork chops vary by personal taste and can be anything from fruit chutney or greens to mashed potato skins, depending on the preparation of the pork chop. One recommendation for fried pork chops is to add a pear, raisin and jalapeño chutney with sugar, vinegar, paprika, allspice, ginger and peppercorns cooked in butter. Grilled pork can be made Hawaiian with pineapple, red pepper and sautéed spinach.

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Other great side dishes for pork chops include green beans with lemon and garlic, wild rice with cherries, sweet potato fries with garlic mayonnaise, celery root and parsnip puree, and apricot-basmati rice pilaf. Martha Stewart recommends a cucumber-dill salad with red onion or a sautéed red and Vidalia onion combination with rosemary and the juice of grilled lemons as good sides to complement grilled pork chops.

For a Latin flair, pork can be paired with tomatillo salsa and flour tortillas. When barbecuing pork chops, adding one of the typical barbecue sides is a great option. They include grilled potato skins and baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw in many variations. Healthier options for a side are a tossed or Caesar salad, a vegetable medley of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, or grilled zucchini and squash.

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