Gordon Ramsay’s Pork Chops are a mouthwatering delicacy you can easily recreate in your kitchen. You can achieve a tender, juicy dish full of flavor with simple ingredients and techniques. (Learn more about The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts for the Modern Chef)
These pork chops are a must-try whether you want to impress guests or treat yourself to a delicious meal. In this article, we’ll explore the key components of Gordon Ramsay’s Pork Chops recipe and provide tips for perfection.t (see also Grilled Double Bone-In Pork Chop).
Equipment Needed to Make Gordon Ramsay Pork Chops
To make Gordon Ramsay’s famous pork chops, you will need the following equipment:
- Cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed pan
- Tongs or spatula
- Meat thermometer
- Aluminum foil
- Oven-safe baking dish or tray (if finishing chops in the oven)
By using these essential tools, you can ensure that your pork chops are cooked to perfection and have the delicious crust and juicy center that Gordon Ramsay is known for.
I’ve used and recommend both cookware sets, the ScanPan 10-Piece Cookware Set and the HexClad 7-Piece Hybrid; both are well-made pans with a solid, heavy bottom, heat fast, and they get the job done. Visit the ScanPan or HexClad on Amazon. (Learn more about Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Essential Tools)
How to Make Gordon Ramsay Pork Chops
The following Gordon Ramsay pork chops recipe gives you the foundation for cooking the most flawlessly juicy and tender pork chops, just right for a simple weeknight meal or as the showpiece of a larger dinner party.
Prepare Pork Chop
- Season Pork with oil, salt, and pepper.
- Sear on all sides until browned.
- Remove pork from the pan.
- Add in shallots and garlic with a bit more Avacodo oil. Cook until translucent
- Deglaze pan with calvados and flambé to burn off the alcohol
- Add in stock and reduce by half. Add in mustard and cream and reduce until nape.
- Season with salt and finish with butter.
Prepare Braised Cabbage
- Cut red cabbage and red onion into thin strips.
- Heat a medium saucepan with a tablespoon of avocado oil
- Sweat the cabbage and onion.
- Add seeds, vinegar, wine and juice.
- Cook on low until there is a little liquid.
- Season to taste with salt and finish with butter
Prepare Yukon Mashed Potatoes
- Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by two inches. Add ½ tsp. of salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer, cover the pot partially, and cook until the Yukon potatoes are very tender when tested with the tip of a sharp paring knife, 25 – 30 minutes.
- Drain the Yukon potatoes, and set aside some of the cooking water.
- Blend the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and simmer.
- Place the Yukon potatoes through a potato ricer or food mill and return them to the pot over low heat.
- Add the hot cream and butter mixture and mix with a wooden spoon. If the Yukon potatoes are too thick, add a small amount of the reserved cooking water until they are the consistency you like or use a hand mixer for a smoother texture.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside to keep warm.
Prepare Caramelized Apples
- Peel apples and remove the core
- Cut into rings
- Add half of the brown sugar into a nonstick pan & cook until melted
- Deglaze with apple brandy
- Return to flame. Add remaining brown sugar cinnamon stick, clove, star anise and butter.
- Cook until the sugar has melted and has a caramel sauce consistency
- Finish with a little more butter