Greek Pork Chops with Lemon Oregano Potatoes

Printed from Jenn's Food Journey
Pork recipe adapted from Chris, Nibble Me This
Potato recipe created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -

1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried mint
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 boneless pork loin chops
For the potatoes -
12 oz baby round potatoes, quartered
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon, salt, garlic, oregano, mint, thyme and pepper until well combined. Rinse pork and place in resealable plastic bag or shallow dish and pour the marinade over. Seal or cover and place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Clean and oil grill grates. Remove pork from marinade and place directly over the fire. Grill 4-8 minutes per side or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees F. Remove and allow to rest at least 3 minutes before serving.

For the potatoes: Place the potatoes in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the microwave for 2 minutes. Carefully remove bowl and shake the potatoes around a bit. Place in microwave for 1 more minute. Carefully remove. Check the potatoes at this point. You want them just starting to get tender. Mix together the olive oil and lemon juice and pour over the potatoes. Add the oregano and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into the middle of a large square of aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Pull the opposite sides of the foil together and fold. Fold over sides forming a packet around the potatoes. Place over direct heat and grill for 15-20 minutes, flipping the packet once. Carefully remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes before carefully opening the packet. Serve with pork and enjoy!