Pork chops and cauliflower mash

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon - butter
  • CAULIFLOWER MASH -
  • 1 teaspoon - garlic powder
  • 50ml - milk
  • - freshly ground salt and pepper
  • ½ cup - almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon - onion powder
  • ½ cup - finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • - freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon - paprika
  • ½ - head of cauliflower
  • 1 - egg
  • 2 - pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon - cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon - dried herbs
  • 1 - brown onion, sliced in rings
  • 1 - egg yolk
  • - olive oil
Method

1  Preheat the oven to 180° C.

Place a sheet of foil on a baking tray and sprinkle with olive oil.

Beat the egg in a small mixing bowl.

Mix the Parmesan, almond flour, onion powder, freshly ground salt and pepper, garlic powder, dried herbs and paprika in a bowl and sprinkle over a plate.

Dip the chops in the egg. Make sure it is thoroughly covered on both sides, then place it in the plate with the Parmesan mixture.  

Place the chops on the baking tray and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Grill for the last 5 minutes to make it crispy.

7  While the chops are in the oven, steam the cauliflower until completely soft.

8 Place the cauliflower in a pot and add the milk, butter, cream cheese and freshly ground salt and pepper.

9 Mash using a handheld blender to desired consistency.  

10 Add the egg yolk and stir quickly and thoroughly with a fork.

11 Place the pot on the stove and reheat over low heat. Stir continuously. Switch off the stove and place a lid on the pot to keep the cauliflower mash warm.

12 Finally, fry the onion in olive oil until it caramelises.

13 Serve the chops on a bed of cauliflower mash and spoon the onions on top.

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