Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops

Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops - All that's Jas
 
This was the first dish I made for my new American friends Laurie and John some 16 years ago. I didnโ€™t speak English, but we managed to understand each other and have fun. I will always be grateful for their friendship. They helped me adjust to my new life here and I know that was not always an easy task considering the language barrier and cultural difference.  Their generosity to me will hopefully be repaid tenfold in the years to come.

John always talks about how yummy these cauliflower-topped pork chops were so and Iโ€™m posting the recipe in his honor. John, if you’re reading this I’m not saying “here’s the recipe, make it yourself”, but in case you want to, you can ๐Ÿ˜‰

John is a great cook, by the way, as is Laurie.

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4

 
4 Pork Chops (adjust the quantity as needed โ€“one per person)
4 cups Cauliflower florets
1 Egg Yolk
4 tablespoons Sour Cream
4 slices Swiss Cheese
1 cube Vegetable or Chicken Bouillon (or one tablespoon Vegeta seasoning)
Salt and ground Pepper
3 tablespoons Oil
 

 

Directions:

 
Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and brown on both sides about 7-10 minutes on each side, depending on their thickness or until done.
 
Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops - All that's Jas
 
Meanwhile, fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the bouillon cube. Clean cauliflower and separate into flowerets. Add to the boiling water, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a colander and let drain well.
 
In a small saucepan add sour cream, egg yolk and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook sour cream mixture over medium heat whisking continually until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
 
Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops - All that's Jas
 
Remove from heat. Add cooked cauliflower and mash with the fork to a chunky consistency.
 
In a greased baking pan, place pork chops. Top each pork chop generously with the cauliflower mix and slice of cheese. Bake in 350 degrees preheated oven until cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
 
Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops - All that's Jas
 
Serve with mashed potatoes.
 
Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops - All that's Jas
 
Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops - All that's Jas

Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Cauliflower-Topped Pork Chops

When I moved to the States I impressed my new American friends with this juicy, cheesy cauliflower-topped pork chops. This meal always steals the show.

Ingredients

  • 4 Pork Chops (adjust the quantity as needed โ€“one per person)
  • 4 cups Cauliflower florets
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 4 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cube Vegetable or Chicken Bouillon (or one tablespoon Vegeta seasoning)
  • Salt and ground Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Oil

Directions

Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and brown on both sides about 7-10 minutes on each side, depending on their thickness or until done.

Meanwhile, fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the bouillon cube. Clean cauliflower and separate into flowerets. Add to the boiling water, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a colander and let drain well.

In a small saucepan add sour cream, egg yolk and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook sour cream mixture over medium heat whisking continually until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add cooked cauliflower and mash with the fork to a chunky consistency.

In a greased baking pan, place pork chops. Top each pork chop generously with the cauliflower mix and slice of cheese. Bake in 350 degrees preheated oven until cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes.

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Did you know cauliflower has many health benefits? Helen from Well-being Secrets lists 28 science-backed health benefits. 28 people! That’s 28 more reasons to love cauliflower! She added this recipe to her round up of favorite cauliflower recipes.

This recipe was recently featured at Talented Tuesday and Tickle my Tastebuds.

 

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  1. […] stews, lasagna, or even pasta meat sauce. I have hidden cauliflower in mac & cheese and on pork chops covered with cheese before. My picky granddaughters never knew what hit them, ha! Tip: DO NOT reveal your secrets or […]

  2. […] family’s other favorite pork chop dish is this one topped with cauliflower and cheese. How do you like your pork chops […]

  3. Reply
    Sherry
    April 17, 2015 at 11:48 am

    These look great! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Sherry, thank you for stopping by and hosting!

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    Holly
    April 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday! I loved the little story about how friendship speaks a universal language!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Aw, thank you, Holly! It sure does. Hugs

  6. Reply
    joylovefood
    April 11, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I love anything with cauliflower, this sounds like a wonderful combination! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you, Joy, I’ll be there!

  7. Reply
    My Rose Colored Shades
    April 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

    This dish looks like something that my kids would enjoy. Definitely adding to my list of dishes to try! Thanks for the Thursday Favorites Things feature! ~Cynthia

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Cynthia! It is liked by all ages ๐Ÿ™‚

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