Pork Chops Champvallon style

Pork Chops Champvallon style
Pork chops à la Champvallon are a nicely historic recipe of meat and potatoes in long cooking.
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Last modified on: April 30th 2023

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Peel the potatoes, cut them into strips, a mandolin is ideal for this, then wash and dry them.


Stage 2 - 15 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Prepare 500 g onion, slice them finely (again, the mandolin is very handy).


Stage 3 - 3 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 50 g butter, then turn off the heat and let it stand.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Add salt and pepper to each side 4 porks chops.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
In a frying pan over high heat, pour 3 tablespoons oil and when it is hot, place the chops.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Just brown them on each side, then set aside on a plate.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Lower the heat, and in the same pan without cleaning it, add 3 tablespoons oil again, then the minced onion, 2 bayleaves, 1 garlic clove, 1 sprig thyme, salt and pepper.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are cooked through and a little coloured.

Remove and discard bay leaves, garlic clove and thyme sprig.

Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Pour the potato slices into a bowl, put 3 or 4 tablespoons aside, and sprinkle the rest with 3/4 of the melted butter, salt and mix well.

Add the cooked onions, mix again.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Pour half of the mixture into a large ovenproof pan, sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Place the chops on top, pour the cooking juices that have formed on the plate, and add a little parsley.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Pour in the other half of the potatoes, then 200 ml Vegetable stock.

Stage 13 - 1 hour
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Stage 14 - 1 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
At the end of this time, take the pan out of the oven, uncover.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Place the remaining raw potatoes on top, season with salt and brush with the remaining melted butter (re-melt if necessary).

Stage 16 - 1 hour
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Return to the oven, uncovered this time, for an additional 1 hour of cooking.

Stage 17
Pork Chops Champvallon style
Your Champvallon chops are ready, enjoy with a pinch of chopped parsley.
You can very easily replace the pork by lamb, it is even the original recipe which would be related to Mrs. De Champvallon, one of the competitors of Mrs. de Maintenon mistress then wife of King Louis XIV. Mme de Champvallon had tried with this recipe to seduce the king, who was said to be a great lover of lamb chops.

You can also replace the onions with shallots, or make a mixture of the two.

No vegetable stock on hand? Replace it with chicken stock.
1 day in the refrigerator, protected by a stretch film.
From Emmanuelle Jary.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,976 Kcal or 16,647 Kj193 gr337 gr205 gr
199 %74 %32 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
137 Kcal or 574 Kj7 gr12 gr7 gr
7 %3 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
994 Kcal or 4,162 Kj48 gr84 gr51 gr
50 %19 %8 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Celery
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 12.75 €
  • Per person : 3.19 €

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