Whisky mustard crusted pork chop with sautéed potatoes
For the whisky mustard pork chops
- 75ml/3fl oz whisky
- 25g/1oz honey
- 1 lemon, juice only
- 75g/3oz yellow mustard seeds
- 25g/1oz brown mustard seeds
- 50ml/2fl oz water
- 4 x pork loin chops, French trimmed, fat removed
- 75g/3oz dried breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 25g/1oz butter
For the sautéed potatoes
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Heat the whisky, honey, lemon juice and water into a saucepan and heat until the honey dissolves.
Stir in the mustard seeds and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
Blend the mixture in a food processor until creamy (this will take a few minutes).
Sprinkle the breadcrumbs onto a plate.
Brush the pork chop on one side with the mustard mixture and dredge in the breadcrumbs. Spoon the remaining mustard into a small bowl and set aside.
Heat the olive oil and butter in an ovenproof frying pan until hot. Fry the pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown on each side.
Transfer to the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through. Remove from the oven and set aside to rest.
For the sautéed potatoes, heat the olive oil and half of the butter in a frying pan until hot. Fry the potatoes for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown and tender. Add the garlic and rosemary and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Heat the remaining butter in a frying pan, add the spinach and water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted.
To serve, spoon some potatoes onto each of 4 serving plates, top with a pork chop and spoon some spinach alongside. Serve with the remaining mustard.