Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

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Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are pan seared then baked in the oven to perfection. The parmesan breading is like no other. This will quickly become a family favorite way to have pork chops.

Pork chops ready to serve in a black cast iron skillet.

Not Your Mama’s Pork Chops

I love traditional recipes. Recipes for things like CORNBREAD DRESSING and HOMEMADE BISCUITS are ones that are great just as they are. I am a big supporter of traditional, scratch made cooking. I love using these time honored methods to show their simplicity and their great big flavor.

Every once in a while, we like to shake things up. We almost always use traditional cooking methods but will throw in a new way to make an old classic. These Pork Chops are a great illustration of that. How you can take something so good and change it just a bit to make it different. Not better. just different. This is thinking about your food. This is being creative in the kitchen. This is what we love.

How to Make it

Like all of our other recipes, we start with the basics and add a little of this and a little of that. These little additions really take baked pork chops and make them a little bit more. Let’s get to it!

~Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds boneless or bone in Pork chops – either one will work. We give you the cooking times for both!
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs – You can substitute baked riced cauliflower for this too!
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese – a little bit of salty cheesiness.
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese – works like a tasty glue.
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder – the queen of spices!
  • 2 tbsp plain flour – or almond flour.
  • 2 tbsp butter – healthy, flavorful fat!
  • 2 tbsp olive oil – same as above!
  • salt and pepper to taste – more or less to your liking.

~Method

  1. Mix the bread crumbs, cheese, flour and seasonings. Dredge Pork Chops in mixture. Let them sit for a minute while heating butter and olive oil in a pan.
  2. Sear the Pork Chops until lightly browned. Place in a lightly greased casserole dish or a cast iron skillet.
  3. Top with remainder of cheese flour mixture and drizzle pan drippings on top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees 20-30 min(boneless) 30-45 min(bone in) until internal temp reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tips and Tricks

What other Meat can you do with this recipe?

This is a great way to do Hamburger Steak, skillet steaks or even chicken breasts. Think of this as the new Chicken Fried!

How can I make this healthier?

To begin with, we are not frying. Pan searing for a short while ensures a tender cut of meat so you are ahead of the game. To make this a bit healthier, you can use almond flour in place of the regular flour. Substitute dried riced cauliflower for the breadcrumbs and you should be good to go. The butter and olive oil serve as a healthy fat so I don’t suggest omitting them.

What should I serve with these pork chops?

I love a good spinach salad. Truthfully even though they are reminiscent of Italian flavors, they really are kind of open to any cooking interpretation. Any side you would fix with pork chops. I challenge you to think of healthy sides to make a good balanced plate.

Delicious and So Simple!

You really can’t get anymore simple than this. Just by changing a few things, this really takes on a whole new way of having pork. One of the finest foods you can eat in the South is Chicken Fried anything. Steak, Chicken, Pork chops, you name it. This recipe gives you a sense of chicken frying without the deep fat frying part. The searing process not only seals in the natural juices of the pork to keep it tender but it provides you with a wonderful crust on the meat that makes it texture heaven. And as Big D will tell you, to make anything better, alway add cheese. The cheese in the batter provides not only flavor but a soft bite to add to the crispy texture.

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Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Easy and delicious. Start with a great crust by searing and then finish them off in the oven.

Ingredients

  • • 2-3 pounds boneless or bone in Pork chops
  • • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • • 2 tbsp butter
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the bread crumbs, cheese, flour and seasonings. Dredge Pork Chops in mixture. Let them sit for a minute while heating butter and olive oil in a pan.
  2. Sear the Pork Chops until lightly browned. Place in a lightly greased casserole dish or a cast iron skillet.
  3. Top with remainder of cheese flour mixture and drizzle pan drippings on top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees 20-30 min(boneless) 30-45 min(bone in) until internal temp reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 81mgSodium 293mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 23g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacy Greene
    October 26, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I’ll have to try this. I have a love/hate relationship with pork chops- I love to eat them but hate to cook them. Mine always turn out dry, whether bone-in or boneless. This recipes looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!!! <3

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      October 27, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Great! Thank you! Let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply
    Jill
    November 14, 2018 at 3:20 am

    This looks delicious! I am always looking for new things to do with pork chops because my hubby is so picky. So I’m definitely going to try these out.

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      November 14, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Yay! Let me know how you like them.

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