Staffords Gigot Pork Chop 500g



Irish Gigot Pork Chop

A gigot pork chop, sometimes referred to as a gigot chop or a leg chop, is a specific cut of pork that is taken from the leg or shoulder region of the pig. It is named after the French term “gigot,” which means leg.

The gigot pork chop is known for its rich and flavourful meat, and it is often more tender and succulent compared to other cuts of pork. This is because the muscles in the leg or shoulder area of the pig are worked more, resulting in meat with more marbling and flavour.


Gigot pork chops are typically larger and thicker than other pork chops, making them suitable for a variety of cooking methods. They can be grilled, roasted, or pan-fried to highlight their natural tenderness and juiciness.

To enhance the flavors, gigot pork chops can be seasoned with a variety of herbs, spices, and marinades. Common seasonings include garlic, rosemary, thyme, and black pepper.

When cooking gigot pork chops, it’s essential to ensure they reach a safe internal temperature of 145°F (63°C), to ensure they are cooked through.

Gigot pork chops are a popular choice for hearty meals and can be served with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Overall, gigot pork chops are a delicious and flavourful cut of pork that can make for a satisfying and enjoyable dining experience.


This one-pan easy Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce will allow you to have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. This pork chop recipe has simple ingredients and there is no marinating required.

This is a one pan dinner which makes clean up so much easier. The pan-fried pork chops in a creamy garlic mushroom sauce are going to leave you so satisfied! Restaurant quality dinner from the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price. Yes, please.

Did you know that pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world? It’s an affordable choice of meat regardless of where you live, and, if cooked properly, it is juicy and flavorful. It’s no wonder our roasted is among the top 10 recipes year after year.


  • 4 gigot pork chops, about 1/2″ thick
  • ¾ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tsp paprika, or to taste
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms (white or brown), sliced
  • ½ medium mushroom finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, optional garnish


  • Season pork chops with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat 1 Tbsp butter and 2 tsp oil in a large pan over med/high heat. Once hot, sear chops 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove pork chops and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp butter and sliced mushrooms. Cook 2 minutes over medium heat, or until lightly golden.
  • Add 1 Tbsp butter and onions. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Cook 3-4 minutes, until onions are tender.
  • Add minced garlic and saute 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add flour and stir vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, hot sauce, whipping cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 2 minutes, or until cream begins to thicken. Add pork chops back to the skillet and cover with the mushroom sauce.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer 5-8 minutes, allowing the pork chops to become tender and the flavors of the mushroom sauce to penetrate into the pork chops. Garnish if desired and serve.


The Irish pigmeat industry has evolved significantly over the past 50 years since Ireland entered the European Union. Irish pig producers are exposed to commodity supercycles where geopolitics and weather events can play a part in significantly higher feed prices. More recently, EU producers have also been exposed to animal disease events that impact on international trade market access which has caused significant oversupply issues.

Irish Production

As the Irish pig industry consolidated over the past 20 years, the Irish pig breeding herd has declined over 19% to 152,000 head in the June 2021 CSO livestock census. However, despite decline in breeding numbers, total Irish pig production (including live exports) reached record levels of just over 4 million head during 2021 reflecting on-farm productivity and genetic improvements. This increase in Irish pig production coincides with record EU pigmeat production during 2021, where output reached around 23.5 million tonnes.