Breaded Boneless Pork Chops

Pork chops are always an amazing and simple dish. They are definitely a comfort food for most people. Not to mention, they are not too expensive, so they make for an affordable family meal or an option for a large party. Breaded boneless pork chops are easy to make as they do not take too long, and do not require many steps. This is a dish that can be easily whipped up on those days that you had nothing planned.

You will need a few ingredients for this recipe, and there are only two easy steps to get them in the pan and cooking immediately. The ingredients include six boneless pork chops cut to a thickness of your choosing. You will then make a mix of dry ingredients first. Take a bag and add the following: 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs, and a little bit of salt and pepper to taste. Simply seal the freezer bag, and mix the seasonings up in the bag. Combine 2 tablespoons of water, and one egg using a fork or whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Dip the pork chops one at a time into the egg mixture, then toss them into the bag and tie it up tightly. At this point, shake and mix the chops up in the bag until they are completely covered in seasoning and breadcrumbs. For a variation, you can add some Parmesan cheese to the bag; this gives the chops more of an Italian taste.

Next, take your pork chops to the stove. You’ll need a large pan over medium heat, and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. When it is ready, you’ll smell the olive oil and hear it sizzling a bit. If you have thinner pork chops, say 1/2 to 1 inch thick, you can finish them in the pan. If they are thicker you can finish them in a preheated oven after browning them.

The internal temperature of pork should be 150 degrees. It will be about five or six minutes per side of cooking if you are making them on the stove top only. They will be a beautiful golden brown. If you are finishing them in the oven, set the oven to 350 degrees. If your pan is completely metal you can put the entire pan right into the oven. If it has a rubber or plastic handle, or is not oven safe, move the chops to a baking sheet or pan, and place it in the oven for about half an hour. Again, the internal temperature for pork should be about 150 degrees.

One thing to keep in mind is if you know you’ll be finishing them in the oven, and placing the pan directly from the stove top to the oven, do not use too much oil. The oil will smoke and burn in the oven sometimes.

When it comes to choosing side dishes, apples are always a first choice for pork chops. You can serve homemade applesauce, apple slaw, or fried green apples with your meal. Another favorite alongside breaded boneless pork chops is mashed potatoes. You can jazz the potatoes up by adding garlic or sour cream to them, or even cheese. You can even make loaded mashed potatoes. Other options are green beans, baked beans, broccoli, corn or cauliflower. You can try roasting your veggies in the oven instead of steaming for a change. You can even easily make some homemade biscuits, and there you have a great, comforting meal. If you added the Parmesan cheese, you could pair the chops with pasta. The options for side dishes really are endless, because the pork chops have such a mild flavor.

Wine pairings should include white wines. Always choose a white wine when the meat is a light meat or fish. Red wines tend to go better with red meats, which is easy to remember. Consider a chardonnay, Riesling, or Pinot Grigio. If you must have a red wine, go with a Pinot Noir.

Kids absolutely love breaded boneless pork chops, which is wonderful because they are prepared healthy. This is a great alternative to fast food chicken nuggets, and kids enjoy them just as much.

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