Sweet and Sour Pork with Sesame Crust

File this under a solid if unremarkable EatingWell recipe.

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1 pound thin, boneless pork chops, trimmed
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
½ cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons apricot jam
2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or reduced-sodium soy sauce
Sliced scallions for garnish

Sprinkle pork with salt and white pepper. Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish and dredge the pork in them, pressing to help them adhere.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 145 degrees F, 6 to 8 minutes total.

Meanwhile, combine jam and tamari (or soy sauce) in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook until darkened and slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the pork with the sauce, garnished with scallions, if desired.

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