• 2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 2 4-oz. Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sweet Potato Waffle (recipe to follow)
  • Apple Compote (recipe to follow)
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Sweet Potato Waffle

  • 4 oz. cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 oz. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 egg whites (whipped to stiff peaks)

Apple Compote

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Gala apples, peeled, cut into wedges



Pork Chops

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  1. Combine buttermilk with hot sauce in shallow dish.
  2. Add pork to buttermilk mixture and allow to sit for 30 minutes, or overnight if possible.
  3. Heat vegetable shortening over medium-high heat in cast iron pan to 350°F.
  4. Combine flour with generous amount of salt and pepper.
  5. Remove pork, dredge in flour and shake off excess.
  6. Place pork in cast iron pan and cook, flipping once until golden brown and internal temperature is 145°F.
  7. In a small sautė pan, heat butter until foamy. Continue to cook until brown and nutty, stirring constantly. Add sage and cook for 45 seconds or until crispy. Add lemon juice to stop cooking process.

Sweet Potato Waffle

  1. In medium bowl, combine sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar and butter. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix to combine (do not overmix). Fold in egg whites and pour into waffle iron.

Apple Compote

  1. In medium saucepan, combine water, sugar and maple syrup. Bring to boil; then add apples. Reduce heat to slight simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until apples are softened but not mushy.

To serve: Plate waffle and top with fried pork chop. Add apple compote over pork and spoon brown butter mixture over.