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  • 2 large (about 500g) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • butter
  • milk
  • olive oil
  • 2 pork chops, seasoned well
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp juniper berries, crushed
  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • 300ml dry cider
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 200g cabbage or other greens, shredded


  • STEP 1

    Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain, then mash with seasoning, a knob of butter and a splash of milk.

  • STEP 2

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Pick up the chops with tongs and hold fat-side down so the fat gets completely browned and crisp. Then sear for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through, really seared and brown. Take out of the pan and keep warm under foil.

  • STEP 3

    Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and soft.

  • STEP 4

    Add the juniper berries and cook for a minute. Sprinkle over the flour and cook for 2 minutes, then stir in the cider. Simmer for 2 minutes, then stir in the mustard. Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened to a light gravy consistency.

  • STEP 5

    Add back the chops and simmer gently to just heat through.

  • STEP 6

    Steam the greens, then season and toss with a knob of butter. Serve the chops with a pile of mash and greens and the sauce spooned over.


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