Pork chops with bubble 'n' leek cakes

Pork chops with bubble 'n' leek cakes

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A classic combination of pork and mustard with leek bubble and squeak - irresistible!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal712
  • fat42g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 4 pork loin chops
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tbsp thyme, leaves only

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

For the bubble n' leek cakes

  • 1kg potatoes, diced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 leeks, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

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.

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Comments (5)

susanna0195's picture
3

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
2

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
4

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

Lizan's picture
5

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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