These Parmesan crusted pork chops are one of my favorite easy recipes. I mixed the Parmesan cheese into my breading for the most amazing coating.
What makes these Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops a great dinner idea?
Hi ya'll! It's Jennie, popping in today from The Diary of a Real Housewife.
I wanted to share with you this simple recipe that you and your family are going to love.
I think my kids loved these Parmesan crusted pork chops because I sliced theirs up to look like a chicken tender. It's all about the appearance with them! These pork chops are coated in breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese so who wouldn't love it! Anything coated in cheese is my kind of food 😉
How to make Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops?
Let's get cooking!
Start by mixing up your breading and pouring it onto a plate. The more cheese the better in my books! Parmesan works great for breading because it still gives your pork chops a crunch.
Coat every pork chop in your breading then place them in a prepared baking dish.
Your baking time will depend on the thickness of your chop. I cooked mine closer to 30 minutes but would consider mine a thinner cut. Add 5 minutes at a time checking the temperature until they are cooked. I served mine with my oven roasted Green Beans and Cheesy Potato Casserole.
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops Recipe
- 4 boneless pork chops
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 3 tbsp italian breadcrumbs
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Preheat your oven to 375. Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Mix together grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and garlic powder. Pour your breading onto a plate.
- Place pork chop onto the plate and coat with breading. Do this for each pork chop then place them in your prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minuted (timing will depend on the thickness of your chop). I served mine with green beans and potatoes.
Tips and Tricks:
Pork chops turn chewy if they are overcooked. In order to avoid this use a meat thermometer and bake your pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Once they reach this temperature take them out of the oven and let them rest.
This step will make sure you get juicy and tender pork chops every time!
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How to get a good crust on pork chops?
Before cooking, make sure to pat dry the pork chops with paper towels. This will help remove any excess moisture and allow the surface to brown and form a crust.
After searing the pork chops on the stovetop, you can finish cooking them in the oven to ensure even cooking and a crispy crust.
After cooking, let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute and help prevent the crust from getting soggy.
Is it best to fry or bake pork chops?
Both frying and baking can be good methods for cooking pork chops, and the best method can depend on personal preference and the recipe you are using.
If you prefer a crispy crust and don't mind the extra calories, frying may be the way to go. If you prefer a healthier option with a more hands-off cooking process, baking may be the better choice.
What is the secret to moist pork chops?
The secret to moist pork chops is to not overcook them. Overcooking pork chops can result in dry, tough meat.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure that you cook the pork chops to the correct temperature. Pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). This will ensure that the pork is cooked through, but still moist and juicy.
What helps breading stick to pork chops?
To help the bread mixture stick to pork chops while making Parmesan crusted pork chops, you can use a combination of flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
First, coat the pork chops with a thin layer of all-purpose flour. This will help the egg mixture stick to the pork chops.
Next, whisk together one or two eggs in a shallow dish. Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
Finally, dredge the pork chops in a mixture of breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Press the mixture onto the pork chops to make sure it sticks.
Once the pork chops are coated in the breadcrumb mixture, refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes. This will help the coating adhere better to the pork chops when they are cooked.
How can I tenderize pork chops quickly?
Pound the pork chops with a meat mallet to break down the fibers and tenderize the meat. This will help to make them more tender and flavorful.
You can also use a meat tenderizing powder or enzyme, which contains papain or bromelain, to help tenderize the pork chops quickly. Sprinkle the powder over the pork chops and let it sit for 30 minutes before cooking.