Michael Symon's Grilled Pork Chop with Potato Salad
- For the Potato Salad:
- 2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes (skin on; sliced 1/2-inch thick pieces)
- splash Beer
- 4 cloves Garlic (2 skin-on; 2 sliced)
- 2 sprigs Rosemary
- 1/2 pound thick cut Bacon (chopped)
- 1/2 cup Yellow Onion (small diced)
- 1 teaspoons Caraway Seeds
- 1/3 cup Malt Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Whole Grain Mustard
- 2 tablespoons Parsley
- 1 small bunch Scallions (sliced)
- Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper
For the Pork Chops:
- 4 Pork Chops (1/2-inch thick)
- Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
- 1 teaspoon toasted ground Coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted ground Cumin
- 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
- For the Potato Salad: Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, mustard, scallions and parsley. Season the vinaigrette with salt and freshly ground black pepper then set aside.
- Cook the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once crisp, place on a plate and crumble into small pieces and add to the vinaigrette. Reserve the rendered fat.
- Combine the potatoes, a splash of water, beer, skin-on garlic, rosemary and a pinch of salt in a foil packet. Add a few tablespoons of rendered bacon fat in the packet and pinch to seal. Place on the grill and cook until potatoes are fork tender. Set aside.
- Turn the heat to medium and add a few tablespoons of rendered fat and the onion. Cook until translucent and just beginning to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes then add the caraway seeds and garlic, cooking for an additional 30 seconds.
- Add the cooked potatoes to the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Serve warm.
- For the Pork Chops: In the meantime, season your pork chops with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix together the paprika, ginger, coriander, and cumin and season the pork on both sides, drizzle with olive oil rubbing the spices in to the meat. Place the seasoned meat on the grill. Cook the chops till medium, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the pork from the grill and let it rest up to 10 minutes.