Yowsers it only feels like 5 minutes ago I was writing excitedly about the arrival of spring vegetables and all of a sudden this Pork Chops with Jerusalem Artichoke Puree marks my foray into autumnal recipes. Like each time the seasons change I get very excited about food and this is no different. This is a really simple recipe but proper showy and full of accessible non challenging flavours.
Whilst the presentation is all very neat and impressive it is meat and two veg with a gravy. If you have never tried Jerusalem artichokes before I would urge you to give them a try and this Jerusalem artichoke puree is the perfect introduction before maybe moving on to my Jerusalem artichoke soup, hint hint.
Blackberries are out for their inaugural appearance here on Krumpli, so many childhood memories of blackberry picking but they are difficult to find in Hungary. We planted a few canes last year and now have some to play with. Probably not enough to feature heavily this year but they will be in a few recipes I am working on and definitely will be back with force next year.
This recipe is written to impress your friends, family, a hot date, well anyone really but also to be stress free on the cook. No one likes inviting people around to have a nice time and then spending hours in the kitchen slaving over hot pots and pans whilst your guests are helping themselves to your wine.
With this recipe you can spend an hour or so in the afternoon making up the Jerusalem artichoke puree and the sauce and set them aside for you to wave your magic wand over later. The when you are ready to go, you will be spending less than 10 minutes in the kitchen to pull all the rest together, you can even join your guest or guests for a wee slurp whilst the pork is finishing off in the oven.