Pork chops with bubble 'n' leek cakes

Pork chops with bubble 'n' leek cakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A classic combination of pork and mustard with leek bubble and squeak - irresistible!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
712
protein
34g
carbs
54g
fat
42g
saturates
16g
fibre
5g
sugar
4g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 4 pork loin chops
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tbsp thyme, leaves only

For the bubble n' leek cakes

  • 1kg potatoes, diced
  • 50g butter
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Brush pork chops with mustard, press on thyme leaves and cook for 30 mins or until cooked through and golden.
  2. Meanwhile, boil potatoes in a large pan of salted water for 12 mins or until tender. drain, return to the pan and allow to steam for 2 mins, then mash until smooth.
  3. Melt butter in a large frying pan. Cook leeks until soft and melting, about 10 mins. Stir into mash with some seasoning and form into 8 cakes. Put flour onto a plate with some more seasoning then dust each potato cake in it. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook cakes on each side for 2 mins until golden and crisp at the edges. Serve immediately with pork chops.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2011

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susanna0195's picture
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The leek cakes were ok but like wendybee i would prefer just softened leeks stirred into mash and not bother with the extra steps.

valor2010's picture
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I wouldn't bother with this recipe again. Much better to mix some softened leeks into ordinary mashed potato. There's nothing to 'glue' the cakes together so when you fry them they fall apart and pretty much end up like mash anyway! They also stuck to the pan.

thommich's picture
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Tasty, but you need to allow time for the potatoes to cool, before you can consider forming them into cakes - ouch!

Lizan's picture
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Lovely - easy and delicious combination, will be trying the bubble and leek cakes with other things...burgers and beans...sausages...actually anything that's good with mash would be better with these yummy cakes!!

samantha_g's picture

Cooked this this evening! It was very tasty and nothing was left on any plates x

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