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Pork Chop and Waffle Sandwiches with Maple "Gravy"

Pork Chop and Waffle Sandwiches with Maple "Gravy"Good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these waffle sandwiches are also nice with your favorite jam or jelly instead of the yogurt mixture, and with a sausage patty instead of the bacon. You can also serve them as open-faced sandwiches. On the side, try fresh fruit or breakfast potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork loin chops, about 1/4-inch thick (thin-cut)
6 slices bacon, halved
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-calorie maple syrup
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
8 cooked waffles, warmed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside (leave the bacon fat in the skillet).
  2. While the bacon is cooking, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt and maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the egg in another shallow bowl or pie pan.
  5. Return the skillet to medium-high heat.
  6. One chop at a time, dredge the pork in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess, then the egg, then the flour mixture again, adding the coated chops to the skillet. Cook the chops until browned and cooked through, about 2 1/2 minutes per side.
  7. Arrange 4 waffles on plates or a platter. Top with the bacon, pork chops, yogurt mixture, and remaining waffles and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 650; Total Fat: 31g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 175mg; Total Carbs: 42g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 50g; Sodium: 1490mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.