This can be served at any time of the year, making a pleasant and interesting change from the normally bland fried or baked pork chops.
- 1 large pork loin chops (for each person weighing about 6oz each, without the kidney)
- dried porcini (or similar Italian flavoured mushrooms)
- 1 fluid ounces creme fraiche (for each chop)
- butter (for frying the chops)
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 6 fluid ounces red wine
- 4 fluid ounces orange juice
- all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (to garnish)
- 4 ounces mushrooms (dark grilled, open capped)
- 1 medium bramley apple (peeled, cored and sliced)
- lemon juice
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As this quite rich, you need to serve only with simple vegetables; the sour cream and chives creamed potatoes, is magic with this, or perhaps a crisp 'interesting' salad.
Serve with a dry wine should you want to.
The weather determines what I serve with this; potatoes, vegetables, or salad!
- Creme fraiche is easy to make your own: In a glass or stainless steel container, stir gently, do not beat, together 3 parts double cream and 1 part plain yogurt. Mix well and cover with clingfilm, and place somewhere warm, the top of the refrigerator or anywhere where it will cultivate and stay warm. Let this sit overnight or at least 12 hours, when it looks thick, put it in the refrigerator; it will keep for at least a couple of weeks in a refrigerator. The completed product should taste someone tart