Easy Pork Chops With Asparagus and Hollandaise

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This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

Tender and juicy pork chops, teamed with sweet spears of asparagus, lovingly blanketed in the fastest hollandaise sauce you’ll ever make.

At less than 3 grams of net carbs per serving, it’s also perfect for those nights when you need a super low carb meal. Enjoy!

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs2.8 grams
Protein36 grams
Fat58.8 grams
Calories690 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 21%, fat 77%

Total carbs4.9 gramsFiber2.2 gramsSugars2.1 gramsSaturated fat29.5 gramsSodium1,932 mg(84% RDA)Magnesium51 mg(13% RDA)Potassium743 mg(37% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 3 servings)

  • 1/2 cup butter, ghee or extra virgin olive oil (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 3 pork loin chops, bone in (200 g/ 7.1 oz each), or use 3 boneless pork chops (150 g / 5.3 oz each)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 300 g asparagus spears (10.6 oz)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Note: If a recipe calls for raw eggs and you are concerned about the potential risk of Salmonella, you can make it safe by using pasteurized eggs. To pasteurize eggs at home, simply pour enough water in a saucepan to cover the eggs. Heat to about 60 °C/ 140 °F. Using a spoon, slowly place the eggs into the saucepan. Keep the eggs in the water for about 3 minutes. This should be enough to pasteurize the eggs and kill any potential bacteria. Let the eggs cool down and store in the fridge for 6-8 weeks.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the one-minute Hollandaise. Place 1/2 cup butter or ghee into a wide mouthed jar, with enough room for a hand blender to fit into. Melt the butter in the microwave.
  2. Add the egg yolks and the lemon juice. Place the hand blender in the bottom of the jar and blitz until well combined, lifting it slowly as you blend. Taste and season, if required.
    Easy Pork Chops With Asparagus and Hollandaise
  3. Heat a frying pan over med-high heat and melt the remaining ghee. Cook the pork chops for 6 minutes on each side and then rest for 5 minutes.
    Easy Pork Chops With Asparagus and Hollandaise
  4. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to the boil and then blanch the asparagus for 5 minutes. Remove from the water and drain well.
    Easy Pork Chops With Asparagus and Hollandaise
  5. Serve pork chops with asparagus spears placed over them, and then drizzle the hollandaise over the top.
  6. Store the pork and asparagus in the refrigerator, wrapped for 2 days.
    Store the hollandaise in its jar, with the lid on, in the refrigerator for 4 days, warming it before use.
    Easy Pork Chops With Asparagus and Hollandaise

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.3 g30.7 g271 kcal
Egg yolk, fresh
0.6 g2.7 g4.5 g55 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Pork, chops (loin), boneless, raw
0 g30.7 g13.4 g252 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g10 g91 kcal
Asparagus, fresh
1.8 g2.2 g0.1 g20 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
2.8 g36 g58.8 g690 kcal
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Comments (8)

Amazing meal! Husband wants your hollandaise sauce on EVERYTHING now, lol. Thank you!

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Thank you Jody!

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Just curious which amount of ghee goes into the hollandaise sauce is it the 2 tbsp or 1/2 cup.
Thank you

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Thank you for noticing, I added something to clarify in step 1 and step 3!

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Just made this and so yummy! Will be making again

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This was amazing. I’ve never made hollandaise so easy. My hubby is making those nom nom sounds and saying this is really good. Thank you for share your recipe.

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This recipe was really great! It was quick and easy to put together.

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I loooove easy recipes like these! And I just learnt how to make hollandaise in a minute! Keep them coming

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