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Monday, 29 December 2014

Bacon Wrapped Pork with Mustard Cream Sauce

I'm always looking for new and interesting ways of cooking the everyday ordinary pork chop.  Having some leftover uncooked bacon from Christmas morning inspired me to create this gem tonight for dinner.  Along with some amazing sauce encouraged by my daughter to invent, this was a nice hardy cold winter supper.

As a side, adding some nice herb roasted potatoes to accompany pork chops is always a hit, so I've included that easy recipe as well. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce

  • 4 thick cut boneless pork chops
  • 8 pieces uncooked bacon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp reserved bacon/pork fat
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp flour
Cooking Directions
  1. Sprinkle salt & pepper on both sides of pork chops.
  2. Wrap each chop in 2 pieces of bacon.
  3. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet.
  4. Cook chops (all 4 sides) for about 10 minutes until browned, and bacon almost cooked.
  5. Place in baking pan and continue cooking for another 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Reserve 2 tbsp of fat cooked from pork and bacon.
  7. Combine flour, chicken stock, garlic, honey, and mustard, and cook in the same pan as pork was originally cooking in.
  8. As some of the liquid starts to reduce and thicken, add cream and heat through.
  9. Add white wine and continue cooking until a nice sauce forms.
  10. Plate cooked chops, and pour some of the sauce on chops. Keeping any extra for "gravy" or if more sauce is required.

Herbed Roasted Potatoes

  • 4 white potatoes cubed
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Leaving skin on the potatoes, cut into bite sized cubes and put in baking dish.
  3. Pour olive oil over potatoes and mix until well-coated.
  4. Add all herbs & spices, and mix until well-coated.
  5. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes until edges start to brown and crisp.

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