Homestyle Breaded Pork Chops
Breaded pork chops are the ideal comfort food and a fast-cooking choice for a weeknight dinner. Here you'll find our instructions for making deliciously moist and tender chops with a golden, crispy crust. We've also included a recipe for Quick Homemade Applesauce and links to a couple of simple sides that pair perfectly with pork.
- 4 boneless loin pork chops, about 5/8-inch thick
- 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch of garlic and/or onion powder (optional)
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons milk (or buttermilk)
- 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Combine the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and other seasonings in a small bowl.
Whisk the egg and milk together in a shallow dish (a pie plate works well) and spread the breadcrumb mixture on a plate or sheet of wax paper.
Dip each of the chops in the egg mixture, then into the crumbs, pressing firmly to be sure they adhere well.
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the pork chops to the pan and cook until the crumbs are lightly browned and crisp, 3 to 3-1/2 minutes per side.
Makes 4 servings
- Quick Homemade Applesauce
- 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
Place the apples, butter, water and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. 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.
Makes 4 servings
This is an original recipe created & tested by the editors of MyGourmetConnection