Panko Pork Neck Steaks with Green Salad And Herbed Crème Fraîche

Crunchy pork neck steaks with a fresh green salad, this dish works for lunch or supper in a flash. Credit: Crush Magazine

Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

Ingredients

Herbed Crème Fraîche
 250 g Crème fraiche
 A small handful of mint, chopped
 A small handful of basil, chopped
 A small handful of chives, chopped
 A squeeze of lemon juice
 Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Pork Neck Steaks
 6 Pork neck steak
 500 ml Flour
 5 ml Garlic powder
 Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
 2 Eggs, beaten
 5 ml Panko crumbs
 Enough vegetable oil to shallow fry
Green Side Salad
 1 medium cucumber, peeled into ribbons
 1 Green apple, sliced into matchsticks
 100 g Sugar snap peas, sliced
 2 Spring onions, sliced thinly
 A handful of chives, chopped
 Pea shoots for garnish
 Olive oil to dress
 A squeeze of lemon
 Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

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Directions

Herbed Crème Fraîche
1

Mix all the ingredients together and stir well to combine. Pop into the fridge until needed.

Pork Neck Steaks
2

Set out three bowls: one with flour, garlic, salt and pepper, another with beaten eggs and a third with Panko.

3

Using your left-hand dunk the pork one at a time into the flour then drop it into the egg.

4

Use your right hand to pull it out the egg and dunk it into the Panko. Use your left hand to coat the pork evenly in Panko.

5

Always keep one hand for dry ingredients and the other for wet.

6

Coat all the pork and let it rest on a rack for at least 15 minutes.

7

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC.

8

Set a large frying pan or cast iron pan over medium-high heat.

9

Add enough vegetable oil to shallow fry and heat the oil until it begins to shimmer.

10

Carefully fry the pork 2-3 pieces at a time for 2 minutes aside to create a golden crust.

11

Do not crowd the pan.

12

Place the golden pork onto an oven tray and finish in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the centre of the pork reaches 62 ºC.

Green Side Salad
13

For the salad, toss all of the ingredients together and drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

14

Season with salt and pepper and serve with crispy pork steaks and herby crème fraîche.