Living in the South, I’m more than familiar with chicken and waffles. It’s become such a staple for restaurants where I live and one of my oldest son’s favorite dishes. However, you all know that I like to give things a twist so I’ve taken the basic concept behind chicken and waffles, lowered the carbs (remember my kiddos is a Type 1 Diabetic) and added a twist to create a lower carb version of this classic dish that’s crazy tasty and surprisingly easy to make! Read on to learn how to whip up Pork and Waffles with Brown Sugar Apples for dinner tonight.
Now, let me say that this dish is so good you will be licking your plate. Seriously, my teen just kept saying over and over while he ate how much he loved it! It takes the same basic principal of chicken and waffles but is sweetened up with the addition of buttered brown sugar apples (which are perfect with pork) and made a little less heavy by lowering the carbs with a few easy substitutions! Here’s how to make it.
I can’t take all the credit for how amazing this dish turned out because I didn’t create the recipe for the waffles. As you all know, I’m trying to cook lower carb but I’m still learning so I used this recipe from Wholesome Yum for Keto Paleo Almond Flour Waffles.
While my waffles were cooking, I sliced one whole apple and added it to my saute pan with 3 tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of brown sugar substitute.
While my apples were cooking down and a rich, syrup-like sauce was forming, I dredged my thin-cut pork chops in egg and almond flour and fried them. I personally like to double batter the pork chops for this recipe and the almond flour really makes a crispy shell that pairs so perfectly with the waffles. All it takes with thin cup pork chops is about 4 minute per side so that the outside is crispy and the inside of the pork is cooked but juicy. Once my pork chops were fried to perfection, I placed my almond flour waffle on a plate and added my buttered brown sugar apples to the top, drizzling the syrup-like sauce that my apples were cooked in over the top of my waffle.
Finally, I cut my perfectly fried pork chops in half and placed them on top of my waffle and apples to create my Pork and Waffles dish.
With every perfect bite of pork, waffle and apples, my family declared this dish an absolute hit and the best part is, a full serving averages around 20 carbs (depending on serving size). That means that this easy version is one that you can enjoy even on a low carb diet!
I hope you will give this new twist on a super popular dish a try and let me know what you think of my Pork and Waffles with Buttered Brown Sugar Apples in the comments below.