By: Sarah    Date: 07/29/15

Chops & Chips by Tom Herbert

By: Sarah Date: 07/29/15 Category: Recipes

Tom Herbert has been a real favourite of ours here at the Farm Shop ever since we first met him at last year's The Good Life Experience Festival where he won us over with his wonderful, world-class baking. Here's a one of Tom's recipes from season 3 of The Fabulous Baker Brothers Bite of Britain, staring Tom and his brother Henry.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

For the pork schnitzel:
1 pork chop french trimmed
4 tbsp plain flour
1 egg, beaten
75g sourdough breadcrumbs
30g Parmesan, finely grated
Small handful sage, finely chopped
Large handful parsley, finely chopped
20g butter

For the potato skins:
2 baked potato skins, cut into 6 lengthways
Vegetable oil for shallow frying
For the quick tartare sauce:
150ml crème fraiche
Juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp capers, chopped
2 gherkins, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the pork schnitzel: sandwich the pork chop between two sheets of cling film. Flatten chops using a meat mallet (or a rolling pin) to a thickness of 1cm. Remove the cling film and season both sides of the chop. Sprinkle the flour on a plate. Mix the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan, sage and parsley in a shallow bowl and season with pepper. Dip the chops in the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumb mix. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the chops for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, then remove from the pan and set aside to rest.

For the potato skins: heat the oil in a pan to 180°C and fry the potato skins for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to kitchen paper to drain. Sprinkle over a little salt. For the tartare sauce: Mix together all the ingredients, season, taste and adjust accordingly.

Tom recommends serving with a side of fresh bread (he is a baker after all), to make the perfect chip butty! You can see more great recipes -like this one- from The Fabulous Baker Brothers on their website, Hobbs House Bakery.

Tom Herbert will be back in Hawarden this September for the second year of The Good Life Experience Festival (18-19-20 Sept), and here's what he had to say about last years festival of fun and discovery: "If Willy Wonka had married Liv Tyler and they had run away with the Circus, then after a life time of beauty, craziness and brilliance they had gathered all their loved ones and dogs and children for a celebration of life with luscious food, the smell of cigars, perfume and wood smoke, and linked arms for an almighty hoe-down, then it’d pale in comparison to The Good Life Experience."