parmesan-crusted pork chops
 
 
Ingredients
  • 4 center-cut pork loin chops
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs - We used Panko Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. You may not have to use the oven if your pork chops are on the thinner side, as they might cook through in the pan. Our pork chops were very thick, so we finished them off in the oven.
  2. Get out three shallow bowls. You're going to put the eggs, parm cheese and bread crumbs in their own bowls. Whisk 2 the eggs together in a shallow bowl. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow bowl and place the cheese in a third shallow bowl.
  3. Line them up in the following order, cheese, eggs and breadcrumbs.
  4. Sprinkle the pork chops on each side with some salt and pepper.
  5. Now it's time to dip the chops into the parmesan cheese. Dip the chops into the parmesan cheese making sure to coat the chops completely with the cheese, patting to adhere.
  6. Next, dip the chops into the eggs making sure to coat them entirely.
  7. Finally, dip the chops in the breadcrumbs making sure to coat them completely, patting to adhere.
  8. Set the finished chops on a plate until you have coated them all.
  9. Heat the 3 tablespoons of oil plus the one tablespoon butter in a very large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops, and cook the chops until golden brown on the first side, about 6 minutes. If you need to add more oil at this point, then add in a bit.
  10. Flip the chops and cook them on the other side till golden brown, about 6 minutes. Check your chops with a meat thermometer, and if the internal temp in the center of the chop reaches 150 degrees, then your chops are done.
  11. Our chops were thick, so we finished them off in the oven.
  12. If your chops are not finished cooking at this point, then you need to finish them off in the oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature in the center of the pork chops reaches 150 degrees. Believe me, you do not want undercooked pork chops.
  13. Like I said earlier, these pork chops are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Perfection!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: serves 4
Recipe by Marin Mama Cooks at https://marinmamacooks.com/2013/09/parmesan-crusted-pork-chops/