Grandma’s Pork Chops … With a Twist

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I think I’ve mentioned this a few times before, but my Grandma was a wonderful cook. Every time I make pork chops, I call my Mom regarding the cooking time, etc. I did just that yesterday when I was going to be making pork chops for dinner. She said to me “Grandma always coated them in flour and egg and cooked them in a little butter on the stove top and then transferred them to the oven for 30 minutes.” I did mostly everything my Mom told me, but I wanted to add a couple herbs, plus garlic powder to the salt and pepper my grandma, and my mom, added.

I set up my breading station … one bowl with flour, one bowl with egg and one bowl with breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper. I first dried off my pork chops with a paper towel and then sprinkled kosher salt and pepper on both sides of the meat. After that, I dipped each pork chop in flour, egg and the bread crumb mixture (in that order).

After my chops were prepped, I placed them in a cast iron skillet that I had been melting one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in. I browned them for 3 minutes on the first side and two minutes on the second side. Next, I placed them in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Alongside the boneless pork chops, I served broccolini that I roasted in the oven for 15 minutes as the chops were cooking.

Ingredients

  • boneless pork chops
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus a sprinkle for the chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus a sprinkle for the chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Set up breading station … 1 bowl for flour, 1 bowl for eggs that have been beaten, 1 bowl for bread crumb mixture.
  3. For breading, mix together bread crumbs, grated parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Dip pork chops first in flour, then egg, then bread crumb mixture.
  5. Melt together butter and olive oil in large skillet and cook pork chops over medium-high for 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side.
  6. Transfer skillet to the oven and finish cooking chops for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

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