Ingredients

  • 4 Pork Chops
  • Apple Cider Brine (recipe to follow)
  • Breakfast Sausage Spice Mix (recipe to follow)
  • 4 Skillet Hoe Cakes (recipe to follow)
  • 4 oz. maple syrup
  • 4 oz. green onions, bias cut
  • 1 jalapeño, shaved

Apple Cider Brine:

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 oz. brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 oz. kosher salt
  • 1/2 oz. sage, fresh
  • 1 oz. rosemary, fresh
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. fennel seed
  • 1 Tbsp. juniper berries
  • 4 cups ice

Breakfast Sausage Spice Mix:

  • 1 Tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. sage, ground
  • 4 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Skillet Hoe Cakes:

  • 400g yellow cornmeal, coarse
  • 432g all-purpose flour
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 28g baking powder
  • 16g kosher salt
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1330g whole milk
  • 944g clarified butter
  • 40g whole butter

Details

Product:

Pork Chops

Meal Course:

Breakfast

Dish Type:

Entrée

Preparation

  1. Brine pork chops in Apple Cider Brine and refrigerate overnight in nonreactive container.
  2. Season chops with Breakfast Sausage Spice Mix and cook in skillet over medium-high heat to desired doneness. Let rest 3-4 minutes.
  3. Slice pork chops and lay on top of hoe cakes.
  4. Garnish with maple syrup, green onions and jalapeño shavings.

Apple Cider Brine:

  1. Place all ingredients except ice in large pot and bring to simmer.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes, remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Add ice and use immediately.

Breakfast Sausage Spice Mix:

  1. In small sauté pan, toast fennel, coriander and mustard seeds until fragrant.
  2. Allow to cool and place in spice grinder.
  3. Grind until spices are coarse; mix with all other ingredients.

Skillet Hoe Cakes:

  1. Set oven to 450°F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients except butters in separate bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
  5. Fold in clarified butter and mix.
  6. In small cast iron skillet, melt whole butter over medium heat.
  7. Add 8-oz. ladle of batter to pan and cook until edges are set, 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, flip hoe cake over and cook 1 minute more.
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 to make 4 Skillet Hoe Cakes.