What could I have done wrong?
Asked on 7 Dec 2019 by Jane Martin
I cooked pork chops with wild mushrooms and creme fraiche this evening, it tasted delicious but looked disgusting! I think the creme fraiche had curdled. Luckily I was just cooking for myself and my son and we both still enjoyed it. Any ideas about what I could have done wrong?
Not quite the word we’d choose but I don’t think you did anything wrong. The cream does split sometimes and we just use a mini whisk to bring it together. The amount of juices can vary… if you cook less chops or if you use lean chops (with less melting fat) or if the foil isn’t tightly sealed enough so some of the liquid escapes.
I tried it again yesterday after reading your reply (think it was possibly due to scaling down the number of chops and perhaps adding too much lemon). This time it looked as good as it tasted!