Pork chops with creamy bacon cabbage

Less than 30 mins preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour cooking time
Serves 4


Sweet pork chops marry beautifully with smoky paprika and comforting creamy cabbage. A perfect winter supper.




For the smoky potatoes

  • 2 baking potatoes (2 запеченые картофелины), cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g unsalted  butter (несоленое масло)
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika 


For the pork chops

  • 4 x 200g pork chops (свиной отбивной)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the creamy bacon cabbage

  • 300g smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 head Savoy cabbage, shredded (накрошить) and blanched
  • 125ml double cream


Preparation method

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the potatoes. Parboil for 4-5 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, snip vertical cuts in the pork chop fat at 2cm/1in intervals to stop the chops curling up when cooking. Rub the chops with the oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Heat a griddle pan until hot and griddle the pork chops for about six minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile fry the bacon lardons in a frying pan until crisp. Add the shredded and blanched cabbage to heat through before adding the cream. Mix well to coat the cabbage and bacon with the cream.
  5. For the smoky potatoes, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the parboiled potatoes until crisp. Add the butter and paprika and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. To serve, spoon the creamy cabbage onto four serving plates, top with a pork chop and serve the smoky potatoes alongside.