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Leek & Mustard Sauced Pork Chops


My Todd really loves a good old fashioned pork chops.  The kind with the bone still in.  I confess I do too.  You get a nice lean bit of pork loin and then the meat attached to the bone is succulent almost like a spare rib.  You can't lose!   
Today I created a delicious creamy leek and mustard sauce to serve with the chops. Todd also loves leeks.  I love the flavour of leek, but am not so fussy about the way they make your breath smell . . .  but hey, if we are both eating them, not a problem!

If you use low fat milk instead of whole milk, the sauce is not too calorific either, but if you aren't bothered by calories and want something a tiny bit richer, do use whole milk.

I slash the fatty edge of my chops at 1/4 inch intervals.  That way they don't curl up when you are browning them. A simple tip that works a charm.

I also only use the white and light green parts of the leeks.  They  have a much more delicate flavour than the dark.  Save the dark for vegetable soup or some such, or for making stock.  I keep a pot in my freezer that I add all my veggie scraps to and then just make stock with them when I have enough.
 
I think you will find that this is not only simple to make, but very delicious, especially when you serve it with a pile of fluffy buttery mash and some cooked veg on the side.  Today we had Chantenay carrots.  Seriously tasty!

 
*Leek & Mustard Sauced Pork Chops*Serves 4Printable Recipe  
Succulent perfectly cooked bone in chops with a tangy grainy mustard and leek sauce.  Serve with fluffy mash and a vegetable on the side. 

4 bone in pork chops, about 3/4 inch thickgarlic powder and onion powder to tastesalt and black pepper to tasteolive oil
For the sauce:2 leeks, trimmed, rinsed well and roughly chopped1 TBS butter1 TBS grainy Dijon mustard1 TBS plain flour240ml milk (1 cup)salt and black pepper to taste

First make the s...
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