Saturday, April 27, 2024

Breaded Italian Pork Chops

 There's a new favorite pork chop recipe for Saturday night dinner, 
and it comes together in just 30 minutes.

Breaded pork chops are my favorite Saturday night dinner. This week I stumbled upon the Breaded Italian Pork Chops recipe on the fantastic blog Cooking with Mamma C. The recipes on Cooking with Mamma C are always delicious. Please visit the site.

Pure comfort food heaven. The recipe below was rewritten with a couple of edits for our kitchen. The original is for a larger quantity. This one is enough for 2 people.

For sides we had Sauteed Zuccihini and Roasted Potates.


Bread Crumb Mixture

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
black pepper 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
1/4 teaspoon dry basil

4 thin, boneless, pork chops (½-inch thick)

1 egg 



3 tablespoons olive oil 


Use a whisk or fork to mix the bread crumb ingredients in a shallow bowl or dinner plate.

Crack the egg and add it to a small bowl, and beat with a fork.

Set up an assembly line from left to right with the pork chops, beaten egg, the bread crumb mixture and a clean platter.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the pork. 

Use a fork to place the pork i in the beaten egg. 

Pierce the pork chop with a fork and hold it up to let the excess egg drip off. 

Transfer the chop to the bread crumbs. 

Use a fork to cover the meat with the bread crumbs and pat them onto the surface. 

Flip the pork over and bread the other side. 

Place the breaded pork cutlet onto the platter.

Continue breading the rest of the chops as above.

On the stove, heat a 12-inch skillet (or larger) on medium-high. 

Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and let it get hot. 

When the oil is sizzling, add some pork chops to the pan in a single layer. 

You will may need to cook them in two batches depending on the size of your pan.

Cook the first side, uncovered, for three minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. 

Flip the chops over and cook them uncovered for 90 seconds or 2 minutes, just until the second side is golden brown.

Transfer the cooked pork to a clean platter. (You can cut into one to make sure it's done. It should be white inside or just slightly pink. If you have an instant meat thermometer, the pork chops should have an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F.) 

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