Pork Chops

Mushroom Shallot Gravy
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Ingredients

Roasted Potatoes

1 pound baby red potatoes, scrubbed

Olive oil

Salt

Parchment paper 

Boursin cheese 

Fresh Italian Parsley

Panko Coating

1 ¼ cups Panko breadcrumbs

¾ teaspoon salt

½  teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped, fresh thyme

 

Mushroom Shallot Sauce

2 large shallots, sliced into rounds

Olive oil

Butter

Salt

8 ounces sliced, white mushrooms

4-5 garlic cloves, sliced

1/4 cup Madeira wine

1 1/4 cups chicken broth/stock

1 tablespoon corn starch

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

Soy sauce

Salt & pepper

Pork Chops

2- 2 inch thick, boneless pork chops, fat trimmed off, butterflied, sliced into 4 cutlets and pounded flat

Salt & pepper

All purpose flour

3 eggs whisked in a wide bowl

Wire rack 

Olive oil

Butter

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Directions

Roasted Potatoes

Dry off potatoes after scrubbing and halve any larger sized ones.  Place in a bowl, drizzle liberally with olive oil and season well with salt.  

 

Spread potatoes out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast in the center of oven at 450F until caramelized and fork tender.  25-30 minutes.  Remove season with pepper and more salt if needed.  Keep in warmer oven 200F until ready to serve.  

Mushroom Shallot Sauce

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium temperature in a sauté pan. Add shallots, 2 pinches of salt and cook until edges starts to brown. Remove shallots and place on a small plate.  Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.  If pan is too hot, lift off the burner a minute. Add the  mushrooms and toss to coat with the fat.  Cover and cook 3-4 minutes to release juices.  Stir if needed to prevent burning.   Remove lid and cook 1 minute.  Add garlic, season with a few pinches of salt and cook until garlic is lightly browned.  If needed, add a little bit of oil.  

Add the Madeira and cook until almost evaporated.  Whisk the cornstarch into the chicken stock, add to the pan and bring to a simmer.  Whisk in the oyster sauce, a few splashes of soy sauce and cook 1-2 minutes or until nicely thickened.  Season with pepper, and more salt if needed.  Swirl in a few tablespoons of butter and add the shallots back.  Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.  Make sure when you remove lid that the condensation doesn't pour into the sauce.

Pork Chops

Add all of the Panko coating ingredients to a wide bowl and rub hard between your hands to crumble some of the Panko crumbs.  

Season cutlets with salt & pepper and then dredge in flour, shaking off any excess.  Dip cutlets into the eggs and then press into the Panko mixture.  Place on a wire rack while preparing the frying pan.

Heat a frying pan over med temperature and fill the bottom with about 2/3rds of an inch of olive oil.  Once oil is hot (drop in few Panko crumbs to test) add the cutlets and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.  Remove and place on a baking sheet with wire rack.  

Presentation

Smash the warm roasted potatoes with the Boursin cheese and some fresh Italian parsley.  Spread out onto a serving platter or bowl, arrange the pork chops on top and pour on the gravy.  Finish with more cracked pepper and fresh parsley.