View Full Version : Kicked Up Breaded Pork Chops

10-27-2008, 08:38 PM
This is from Emeril! We had some cheesey peas and garlic mashed potatoes with them. This is comfort food!

1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 thin center-cut pork chops (about 2 1/4 pounds)
1 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons Emeril's Italian Essence or other Italian seasoning
1/4 cup grated Pecorino
3 tablespoons olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine the milk, garlic, white wine, red pepper, paprika, and 1 teaspoon salt and stir well. Add the pork chops and soak at room temperature while assembling the remaining ingredients, at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a lightly greased wire rack on top of the baking sheet and set aside.

In a large sealable plastic bag, add the bread crumbs, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, the black pepper, Essence, and cheese and shake to combine. Drain the pork chops from the milk mixture, one at a time, and add to the bread crumb mixture. Shake to coat thoroughly. (You may need to press the mixture into the chops with your hands.)

Arrange the pork chops on the baking rack and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and the breading is crisp and golden.

Serve with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Smothered Green Peas.

Cool looking marinade!


ready for the oven.


Chow time!!


10-27-2008, 08:42 PM
That looks good!! My pork chops are always dry. I'll have to try baking instead of frying them.

10-27-2008, 08:46 PM
Yea, they were very tender, but I should have edited the recipe to cook for 35 - 40 minutes. I kept them in until 165 degrees. Mine were not done after 20 minutes so if you do these check them first.