Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What's For Dinner? Italian Breaded Pork Chops

I love pork chops but last year I realized that I only knew two ways to make them - Browned on the stove and baked in the oven, smothered with cream of mushroom soup.

I set out to find a few new ideas so we can enjoy pork chops much more often.  My current favorite are the Caesar Pork Chops but last night I found this Italian Breaded Pork Chop to be pretty good.

The pork chops come out with a nice Italian flavor and they keep moist.  I served them with a rice dish, salad, and steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.  I think it would have been very good with spaghetti as a Pork Chop Parmesan.

Here's what you need:
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsp milk
1/2 cup flour
2 cups panko crumbs
1 cup Parmesan Cheese - grated
2 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
Pork Chops - this breading will make 4 to 8 chops so make as many as you need.

Take out two pie plates and one gallon sized zip lock bag.

Put 1/2 cup flour, or enough to lightly cover all of your pork chops, in one pie plate.

Mix the eggs and milk in the second pie plate.

Mix the Panko, Parmesan Cheese, parsley, and Italian Seasoning in the zip lock bag.

In a heavy skillet, coat with olive oil and toss in the garlic.  Let the garlic brown a bit over medium heat.

Dredge a pork chop in the flour, then in the egg mix, then place it in the zip lock bag.  Close zip lock bag and shake until well coated.

Remove pork chop from the bag and place in the skillet.  Repeat this process until all of your pork chops are in the skillet or your pan is full. 

Brown pork chop for 2 minutes then flip and brown for 2 more minutes.  Repeat with all pork chops in your pan.

Remove pork chops from pan and place on a cookie sheet. 

Please pork chops on the cookie sheet in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the center of the chop is not pink.

Very yummy!!  Enjoy!

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