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Pecan-Crusted Pork with Pumpkin Sage Grits

Pecan-Crusted Pork with Pumpkin Sage Grits
Servings:
4
Total Time:
25 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare pork (10 minutes)
  • Prepare grits and complete pork; serve (15 minutes)

Pecan-Crusted Pork

Ingredients

1 cup pecan pieces
Large zip-top bag
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 thick-cut pork chops (about 2 lb)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon (or honey) mustard
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons canola oil

Steps

  1. Crush pecans in zip-top bag using meat mallet (fine crumbles). Add cornstarch to pecans; shake to blend. Season pork with salt and pepper; then coat both sides with mustard. Add pork to zip-top bag, one at a time; shake to coat, pressing with fingertips to evenly coat. Shake off any excess and remove pork from bag.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Place butter and oil in pan, then add pork; cook 4–5 minutes on each side and until 145°F (for medium). Let stand 5 minutes to rest. Serve.

Pumpkin Sage Grits

Ingredients

3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh sage, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup regular grits
1 (15-oz) can solid pack pumpkin
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Prep

  • Bring water and salt to a boil for grits.
  • Chop sage.

Steps

  1. Whisk grits into boiling water. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 6–7 minutes or until grits are tender and water has been absorbed.
  2. Whisk in remaining ingredients; cook and stir 1–2 minutes or until hot and cheese melts. Serve.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with a fresh salad blend, cornbread, and cherry pie for dessert.
  • We used pecans in this southern-style pork recipe; however, you can substitute your favorite nuts.

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Pecan-Crusted Pork

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 570kcal; FAT 47.00g; SAT FAT 11.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 90mg; SODIUM 380mg; CARB 9g; FIBER 3.00g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 30g; CALC 6%; VIT A 4%; VIT C 0%; IRON 8%

Pumpkin Sage Grits

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 330kcal; FAT 16.00g; SAT FAT 10.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 40mg; SODIUM 330mg; CARB 37g; FIBER 6.00g; SUGARS 4g; PROTEIN 11g; CALC 25%; VIT A 270%; VIT C 2%; IRON 10%

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