Friday, June 22, 2012

Parmesan (Sage) Pork Chops


I do not think I have ever ate pork chop before, never mind cooking it. But I found some pork in the fridge yesterday and decided to take a stab at it! It turned out not to bad. My mom really liked it! I didn't have sage so I skipped that ingredient... I also skipped the lemon zest part.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 boneless pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix flour, salt, and ground pepper in a shallow dish. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, sage, and lemon peel in a shallow dish. Gently press pork into flour mixture to coat and shake off excess flour. Dip into beaten egg, then press into bread crumbs. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place breaded pork onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Brown pork chops on each side, about 4 minutes per side, then transfer to baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until juices run clear and a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of pork reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 10 to 15 minutes. 
Recipe found here: Parmesan (Sage) Pork Chop Recipe