Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded pork chops are the ideal comfort food and a fast-cooking choice for a weeknight dinner.

Follow our easy instructions for making deliciously moist, tender chops with a golden, crispy crust. Serve with Homemade Applesauce (recipe below), Cottage Cheese and Chive Noodles and Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.

Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded Pork Chops

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Boneless pork chops, breaded and shallow-fried make a delicious, quick dinner. Follow our instructions for the best tender, moist chops with a golden, crunchy crust.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless loin pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of garlic and/or onion powder (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Trim any excess fat from around the edges of the pork chops and place them between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Gently pound them to an even thickness of about 5/8-inch and set aside.
  2. Whisk the egg and milk together in a shallow dish (a pie plate works well) and spread the breadcrumbs on a plate or sheet of wax paper. Add the salt, pepper and other seasonings to the breadcrumbs and use your fingers to combine thoroughly.
  3. One at a time, dip the chops in the egg mixture, then into the crumbs, pressing firmly to be sure you have a nice coating.
  4. Coat the bottom of a large, heavy skillet with oil and place over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the pork chops to the pan in a single layer and fry just long enough for the crumbs to crisp and turn golden brown, 1 to 1-1/2 minutes per side. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons of water to the center of the pan (don't pour it on the chops) to create steam, cover quickly and remove the pan from the heat. Let stand for 3 minutes to allow the chops to cook through.
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more if needed)
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place the apples, butter, water, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until the apples break down to a chunky, sauce consistency, 12 to 15 minutes. If needed, add more water to prevent the apples from drying out or sticking to the pan.