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Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

parmesan-crusted pork chops Entree
Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4

Think pork chops are hard to make? Think again! With this easy recipe, you can have a delicious pork chop dinner on the table in 30 minutes with only 6 ingredients. MORE+ LESS-

Erin
October 25, 2018
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Ingredients

1
egg
1
tablespoon water
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
4
boneless pork loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (4 to 5 oz each)
1
tablespoon olive oil

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; place cooling rack in pan.
  • 2
    In shallow bowl, beat egg and water with fork or whisk. In another shallow bowl, stir bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese until well blended.
  • 3
    Dip each pork chop into egg mixture; coat with bread crumb mixture.
  • 4
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook 1 to 2 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Place pork chops in pan.
  • 5
    Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 145°F.

Expert Tips

  • You could sub in center-cut bone-in chops for the pork cutlets but look for the thicker chops. The technique for browning the meat in a hot skillet first, then finishing it in a hot oven is a restaurant technique that ensures you don’t overcook the pork.
  • The thinner the pork chops, the quicker they will cook.
  • The double-dipping of the pork into the egg, then the cheesy crumbs, ensures the coating will stick to the meat. You can add some seasonings to the egg, like a spoonful of Dijon mustard or a dash of crushed dried herbs if you only have regular bread crumbs or plain panko.
  • A finely grated Parmesan creates a more even coating, but you could also use a coarser shred for a cheesier crust.
  • You can skip the skillet step, and just spray the pork chops with cooking spray to get them lightly browned in the oven.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
125mg
41%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
330mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Pork chops are a great protein alternative when you need a break from chicken. But because they’re so lean, they’re often overcooked—leading to sad, dry pork chop meals that no one enjoys. When you’re looking for a way to jazz up those cuts of “the other white meat,” that are juicy and extra flavorful, look no further than this recipe. A crispy Parmesan crust adds tons of flavor without any extra fuss. Don’t believe us? This recipe is ready in half an hour! If you bought your chops in bulk, you’re in luck: Our step-by-step guide to cooking pork chops will teach you how to make juicy, flavorful pork chops every time, with easy instructions for every cooking method—like slow-cooked, grilled, pan-fried, brined and more. Say goodbye to boring pork chops!

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