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MIRAGE'S PORK CHOPS INSPIRED BY APEX LEGENDS

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6,852,953 views  This week, we're exploring a hotly-requested video game easter egg: Mirage's beloved glazed pork chops from Apex Legends. Sneakily included in one of the game's loading screens, this recipe goes from awful to wonderful to downright delectable...but difficult to look at. Don't understand what I mean? Watch the video ya big silly!

4 servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Babish Version

For the Babish Version

Double cut bone pork chop

Double cut bone pork chop

For the Sweet potato puree

For the Sweet potato puree

medium sweet potatoes

2 medium sweet potatoes

unsalted butter

¾ stick unsalted butter

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

Honey

Honey

Maple syrup

Maple syrup

For the Glaze

For the Glaze

brown sugar

50 g brown sugar

white wine vinegar

20 white wine vinegar

dijon mustard

20 g dijon mustard

maple syrup

10 maple syrup

of ground cloves

pinch of ground cloves

of cinnamon

pinch of cinnamon

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

hand squeezed pineapple juice

15 hand squeezed pineapple juice

For the  Game Version

inch For the Game Version

Bone pork chops

2 in Bone pork chops

dijon mustard

80 dijon mustard

honey

100 honey

maple syrup

30 maple syrup

cinnamon

15 g cinnamon

ground cloves

15 g ground cloves

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil

For the Writer’s Version

For the Writer’s Version

dijon mustard

90 ml dijon mustard

honey

110 ml honey

maple syrup

30 ml maple syrup

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

Ground pepper

Ground pepper

of cinnamon

pinch of cinnamon

of clovers

pinch of clovers

hand squeeze pineapple juice

15 ml hand squeeze pineapple juice

Brown sugar

Brown sugar

bone pork chops

2 in bone pork chops

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Babish Version

1.

Prepare sous-vide pork chop, heavily seasoning with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper on all sides.

Double cut bone pork chop

Double cut bone pork chop

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

2.

Vacuum seal the bag with pork chop, and put into 140°F sous-vide device for at least one hour.

Double cut bone pork chop

Double cut bone pork chop

3.

Peel and thinly slice the sweet potatoes.

medium sweet potatoes

medium sweet potatoes

4.

Put the sliced potato into a medium saucepan, and add half a cup of water and unsalted butter.

medium sweet potatoes

medium sweet potatoes

unsalted butter

¾ stick unsalted butter

5.

Place on the stove over medium-high heat until it starts to shimmer and reduce heat to medium-low, and let them cook until they are completely soft and fall apart (10 to 20 minutes).

6.

Blend the sweet potatoes until they get smooth and add kosher salt, a little drop of honey and maple syrup. Blend them until it’s completely combined.

medium sweet potatoes

2 medium sweet potatoes

Honey

Honey

Maple syrup

Maple syrup

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

7.

To prepare the glaze, add brown sugar, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, maple syrup, a pinch of ground cloves, a pinch of cinnamon, sprinkle of cayenne pepper, and hand squeezed pineapple juice into a bowl.

brown sugar

50 g brown sugar

white wine vinegar

20 ml white wine vinegar

maple syrup

10 ml maple syrup

of ground cloves

pinch of ground cloves

of cinnamon

pinch of cinnamon

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

hand squeezed pineapple juice

15 hand squeezed pineapple juice

dijon mustard

20 g dijon mustard

8.

Remove pork chop from the sealed bag and place into a preheated pan.

Double cut bone pork chop

Double cut bone pork chop

9.

Cook until it has a brown crust all sides

10.

Place the glaze into a small saucepan and reduce it for 5-10 minutes until it’s syrupy.

For the Glaze

For the Glaze

11.

Carve the pork chop off the bone and cut into thick pieces.

Double cut bone pork chop

Double cut bone pork chop

12.

Put the sweet potato puree on the plate, arrange the pork chop on top, and drizzle with glaze. Serve and enjoy!

For the Sweet potato puree

For the Sweet potato puree

Double cut bone pork chop

Double cut bone pork chop

For the Glaze

For the Glaze

13.

For the In-Game Version

1.

Add dijon mustard, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, ground cloves and cayenne pepper into a bowl and mix together.

ground cloves

15 g ground cloves

honey

100 honey

dijon mustard

80 dijon mustard

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

cinnamon

15 g cinnamon

maple syrup

30 ml maple syrup

2.

Season pork chop with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.

Bone pork chops

2 in Bone pork chops

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

3.

Preheat a large stainless steel skillet with few tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium high heat.

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil

4.

When it starts smoking, place pork chop into the skillet and cook 2-4 minutes until it’s seared.

Bone pork chops

Bone pork chops

5.

Add the glaze to the pork chops and coat evenly.

For the Glaze

For the Glaze

Bone pork chops

Bone pork chops

6.

Put into the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the pork registers 100-145 °F internally.

7.

For the Writer’s Version

1.

Add dijon mustard, honey, maple syrup, a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of clovers and hand squeezed pineapple juice and mix it together.

dijon mustard

90 ml dijon mustard

honey

110 ml honey

maple syrup

30 ml maple syrup

of cinnamon

pinch of cinnamon

of clovers

pinch of clovers

hand squeeze pineapple juice

15 ml hand squeeze pineapple juice

2.

To prevent chop curling, place two shallow cuts in the fat cap of each chop.

3.

Season the pork chops with kosher salt, ground pepper, cayenne pepper and sprinkles of brown sugar.

Brown sugar

Brown sugar

bone pork chops

2 in bone pork chops

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

Ground pepper

Ground pepper

4.

Preheat the pan and place the pork chop inside. Sear the one side of pork chop for 2 to 4 minutes.

5.

Pour glaze in and let it cook one side of chop before flipping.

For the Glaze

For the Glaze

bone pork chops

bone pork chops

6.

Place into a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes until internal temperature 145 °F is reached.

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