Chili Peanut Pork Chops



1 cup dry-roasted peanuts

2 tsp. chili powder

4 1/2-inch-thick pork chops

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

1 Tbsp. Splenda

3 small carrots

1 small cucumber

1/2 cup fresh cilantro



1. In food processor or by hand chop 3/4 cup of the peanuts. In shallow dish combine chopped nuts and chili powder. Press pork chops into nut mixture to coat.

2. In 12-inch skillet cook pork chops in hot olive oil over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until cooked thru.

3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine vinegar and Splenda. With vegetable peeler, lengthwise cut carrots and cucumber in ribbons. Add to bowl. Stir in remaining peanuts and the cilantro leaves.

4. Serve pork chops with carrots and cucumber mixture. Sprinkle all with additional chili powder.

Makes 4 servings.