Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Making Tuesday Tasty-Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chop


2 large eggs
1 cup dried Italian-style bread crumbs
3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
4 (1/2 to 3/4-inch thick) center-cut pork loin chops (each about 10 to 12 ounces)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
Lemon wedges, for serving


Whisk the eggs in a pie plate to blend. Place the bread crumbs in another pie plate. Place the cheese in a third pie plate. Sprinkle the pork chops generously with salt and pepper. Coat the chops completely with the cheese, patting to adhere. Dip the chops into the eggs, then coat completely with the bread crumbs, patting to adhere.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a very large skillet over medium heat. Add pork chops, in batches if necessary, and cook until golden brown and the center reaches 150 degrees, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to plates and serve with lemon wedges.

This looks so good, I think I'm gonna have to make it this week. At this point, I have nothing to add or take away except you could use Panko breadcrumbs if you like a little crispness added to your meat. I really like the simplicity of the recipe. If you like pork chops, a little fried pork chop every once in awhile is a treat!

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentis