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Double Pork Chops with Ham and Manchego

This recipe for Double Pork Chops with Ham and Manchego has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams - www.orceserranohams.com

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

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This pork chop recipe really requires a butchers cut, the chops are sliced double thick so get two chops in one, nice and thick and great for stuffing with whatever takes your fancy. For this recipe we stuffed the chops with thin slices of Serrano ham and an equal amount of thinly slice Manchego cheese and some sage leaves for good measure. The result was a slow baked dish packed with flavour, oozing with manchego with a hint of garden sage. Lovely!

Ingredients for Double Pork Chops with Ham and Manchego

4 Double cut pork chops
4 Slices Serrano ham
8 Slices Manchego cheese
6 Sage leaves
Cracked black pepper
Olive oil

How to make Double Pork Chops with Ham and Manchego

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Cut the sage leaves into ribbons, thinly slice the Serrano ham (1 vacuum packed slice works equally well) thinly slice or shave the manchego.
  • Cut a pocket into the side of the double chops being careful not to pierce through the meat.
  • Stuff with the ingredients, sage first.
  • Season both sides of meat with plenty of pepper.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Brown the chops on both sides.
  • Transfer to a cazuela or baking tray and cook for 35 minutes on 180°C.
  • Serve with seasonal vegetables, asparagus is an ideal green for this recipe.

Serves 4

Double Pork Chops with Ham and Manchego

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