Pork chops with bubble 'n' leek cakes

Pork chops with bubble 'n' leek cakes

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


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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  • 4 pork loin chops



    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


    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



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

  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 3 leeks, sliced



    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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…


  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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23rd Apr, 2012
The leek cakes were ok but like wendybee i would prefer just softened leeks stirred into mash and not bother with the extra steps.
22nd Mar, 2012
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.
21st Oct, 2011
Tasty, but you need to allow time for the potatoes to cool, before you can consider forming them into cakes - ouch!
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9th Sep, 2011
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!!
1st Sep, 2011
Cooked this this evening! It was very tasty and nothing was left on any plates x
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