Recipe: Slow roasted pork chops

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By Edward Hayden

Serves 6

Time 30 mins

Easy

You will need

 For the pork chops

6 pork chops

Seasoning

2 apples, cut into wedges

3-4 sprigs thyme

50ml/2fl oz well flavoured chicken stock

Mushroom cream Sauce

400ml/14fl oz milk

75ml/3fl oz cream

25g/1oz butter

110g/4oz mixed mushrooms, sliced

25g/1oz flour

1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170˚C/375˚F/Gas Mark 3. Heat a large pan with a little oil. Season the pork chops lightly with a little salt and pepper.

2. Pan fry the pork chops on each side for 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown, add the apple wedges and brown these for a moment or two and then pour on the chicken stock and the thyme sprigs. Transfer to the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

3. Put the milk and cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Melt the butter slowly in another small saucepan. Add in the sliced mushrooms and cook gently until they are softened.

4. Add in the flour and mix until combined. Cook this mixture on a low heat for two minutes to take the taste of the flour away. Gradually stir in the boiling milk and cream mixture, and continue to stir, especially around the edges, until it comes to the boil again and then turn the heat right down and cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes. Add in the chopped parsley just before serving.

5. Serve the pork chops with some delicious mushroom cream sauce and some honey roasted vegetables.

 

Louise Finn