Griddled pork chops with creamy leek and bacon sauce recipe

By Anna Burges-Lumsden

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 5 minutes to make, 15 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

Liven up pork chops with a deliciously creamy leek and bacon sauce. This is one of those winter warming suppers that the whole family will love.

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Griddled pork chops with creamy leek and bacon sauce

Ingredients

  1. 4 pork chops
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 2 medium leeks, sliced
  4. 250g bacon lardons or smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  5. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  6. 50ml white wine
  7. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  8. 200g crème fraîche

Method

  1. 1. Heat a large frying pan until hot, brush the pork chops with olive oil, season with salt and black pepper and fry over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes each side until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate, covered with a sheet of foil, to keep warm.
  2. 2. Add the leeks to the same frying pan and fry for 3-4 minutes until beginning to turn golden brown. Add the bacon and fry for 2-3 minutes until crisp. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute. Pour in the wine and bubble for 1 minute before stirring in the mustard and crème fraîche. Season well and allow the sauce to bubble away for a few minutes. Add a splash of water to loosen the sauce if it becomes too thick.
  3. 3. Place 1 pork chop on each serving plate, pour over the creamy sauce and serve with new potatoes and shredded savoy cabbage.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 594kcals, 43.9g fat (21.2g saturated), 44.7g protein, 3.4g carbs, 2.5g sugar, 2.4g salt

Chef's tip

Make sure you use full-fat crème fraîche, or the sauce could split or be a little too thin.

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