On my 30th birthday (ACK!!) which was June 12th that morning I decided to make something "new" for fun, to play in the kitchen a little and enjoy my morning (since my birthday wish list was 99% kitchen stuff, this is not surprising, I am sure!) I can't
remember how we decided on pork chops and cinnamon apples, but we did - I think because I had thawed some chops out a couple days before with plans to do something else that I never did... it's entirely possible! In any event, I dug around on AllRecipes a
little and found this recipe which looked perfect! An Oven Fried Pork Chop recipe - baking but still getting that moist and tender chop with a crunchy coating - or that's what we were hoping for anyway! I read through a couple reviews to get some ideas on
what might help make that happen best and decided to add the step of flouring the chops prior to egg wash and breading them, I used bread crumbs instead of the stuffing mix called for in the original recipe as well. I think stuffing mix would work great as
well, but these were for breakfast so I wanted to go with breadcrumbs!
Started with AP flour, 3 chops, seasoned salt, pepper, salt, egg, plain breadcrumbs, milk and cooking spray.
Whisked up the egg and some milk in a bowl and set aside.
Seasoned flour with seasoned salt and pepper.
Seasoned breadcrumbs with salt and pepper.
Everything lined upand ready to go! Chops, plate with seasoned flour, bowl with egg wash, and another plated with seasoned bread crumbs.
Started off by pressing the chop into the flour all the way around.
Next into the egg wash!
Followed by a good coating of breadcrumbs.
First one in the pre-sprayed pan!
Next! Ok, my fingers are getting some serious breading build up by this point.
Egg wash - check!
Breading - check!
All three chops beautifully breaded and ready for the pre-heated oven!
After the first 10 minutes I pulled them out and flipped them, trying not to disturb the coating too much.
Following a user suggestion, I sprayed the chops quickly with cooking spray before putting them back in the oven.
10 more minutes later and beautiful crispy pork chops!
Plated up with homemade cinnamon apples and some grits for a hearty and delicious breakfast!
The breading was perfectly crisp, and kept the chops moist and tender.
This was a great meal and a wonderful recipe! I really enjoyed it with the small changes I made to the original recipe. The meat was tender, moist and flavorful, and the breading was crunchy and came out perfectly! I did have
to put the chops back in for 10 more minutes as they were still a little pink in the middle, so cooking time might be up to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of your pork chops. They were great with cinnamon apples for breakfast and would be equally perfect
paired with your favorite mashed potatoes and veggies for dinner - I am sure we'll use this one again!
Oven Fried Pork Chops (slightly modified) Original Recipe By:
3-4 pork chops, trimmed
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup bread plain crumbs seasoned with 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper (or use already seasoned bread crumbs)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Put flour, 1/4 tsp seasoned salt and 1/2 tsp pepper onto a plate, pie plate or in a large bowl and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Place bread crumbs with 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper in a separate bowl or plate and line them
up, chops, flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs.
Press pork chops in flour mixture, then egg mixture and then press into seasoned bread crumbs and and place in prepared baking pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Turn chops gently, spray quickly with cooking spray and return to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until no pink remains and juices run clear.