Oven-Fried Parmesan Pork Chops

Oven-frying is a quick, easy way to prepare pork chops and they turn out every bit as tender and juicy as pan-fried, but without the extra oil. This recipe uses bone-in rib chops coated with a simple blend of breadcrumbs, seasoning and parmesan cheese, but other cuts or even boneless chops will yield the same delicious results.

Oven-Fried Parmesan Pork Chops

Oven-Fried Parmesan Pork Chops

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

Coated with a lightly seasoned mix of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, these easy, oven-fried pork chops turn out deliciously tender and juicy every time.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork rib chops (1/2 to 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and coat it lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk the egg and milk together in a shallow dish (a pie plate works well) and set aside.
  3. Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and a few grinds of black pepper on a plate.
  4. Working with one chop at a time, coat both sides of the pork in the egg mixture, then dip into the crumbs. Use the back of a spoon to gently press the crumbs onto the pork to be sure they adhere nicely.
  5. Repeat the process with the remaining chops and transfer them to the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and cooked to your liking, 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness).
  6. Allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving.