Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you're looking for something a little different, try this take on the classic combination. Lean pork chops are treated with a brown sugar and paprika rub, then cooked in butter, and finished with bourbon. The resulting sweet and savory glaze is only improved by a topping of runny fried eggs.
If you're trying to take a break from carbs after the holiday season, then simply serve this brunch as-is. Otherwise, I'd recommend a side of home fries or any sort of potato that would soak up any leftover egg yolk that happens to get left behind on your plate.
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 pork chops (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup bourbon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 scallions, sliced
In a small bowl combine brown sugar, smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Rub brown sugar mixture over pork chops.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat until foaming subsides. Add pork chop and cook until well-browned, about 4 minutes. Flip pork and cook until browned on second side, about 3 minutes. Add bourbon to pan. Continue to cook until liquid had reduced to a dark glaze, about 3 minutes longer. Remove pork chops and any remaining glaze from the pan and reserve. Transfer pork chops to a large plate to rest, pouring any glaze on top.
Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Return skillet to medium-high heat, add oil, and heat until shimmering. Fry the eggs until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Top each pork chop with an egg, sprinkle with scallions, and serve.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||49%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||66%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||7%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|