One Pot Wonder – Braised Pork Chops with Potato and Courgette

10 Apr

We love a good one pot wonder in this house.  So many cheaper cuts of meat can have a good bubble in the oven and taste absolutely delicious.  Here is how the recipe went when my partner made it last, but you can change the ingredients to your taste or to what you have at the ready.  The recipe is loosely based on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Recipe in his MEAT Book (Pan to Oven Pork Chops)


2 good sized Pork Chops

3Tablespoons Olive Oil

6-8 Cloves of Garlic

3 Large Waxy Potatoes (peeled and diced)

1 Large Courgette (diced)

1-2 Bay Leaves

4 Sprigs of Thyme

3-4 Fresh Green Chillies (optional)

200ml of Chicken or Vegetable Stock

150ml white wine/cider


Put diced potatoes into pot of water and parboil for 2-3minutes – drain and leave until later

Heat olive oil in large oven proof pan and brown the pork chops

Take them out and leave on a covered warm plate

Place the cloves of garlic, skin and all, into the oil, roast them for a few minutes

Add Bay Leaf and Thyme

Add Courgette, Potatoes and Chillies – Fry for 3-5minutes

Add in the stock and wine or cider

Place the chops back in the pot, taking care to leave the fatty part and rind of the chop exposed so you can get some crackling

Place in the oven for 45minute-1hour at 180degrees centigrade.

‘CHEF”s TIPS’:  You can add or substitute these ingredients into this one pot wonder – diced apples, tomatoes or sweet potato just for a few variations.

2 Responses to “One Pot Wonder – Braised Pork Chops with Potato and Courgette”

  1. My Grandparents' Kitchen April 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Always love a one pot wonder, especially if I’m the one cleaning. 🙂

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