Does your family love pork chops for dinner? Well, this super-tasty Parmesan Pork Chop recipe will soon be a big winner in your house. Serve with a tasty side of sautéed tomatoes and rice pilaf.
Easy Parmesan Pork Chops Cooked in the Skillet
Juicy, tender and delicious Parmesan crusted pork chops make their way to your dinner table in under 20 minutes with just a few ingredients! Bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese!
Pork chops are still a great option for a cheap and easy meal, and you can find delicious boneless center-cut pork chops for a pretty reasonable price at the discount stores like Aldis. Also watch for sales and discounts on meats at your favorite grocery store.
For Parmesan crusted pork chops, we only use grated Parmesan cheese. The grated Parmesan works much better with pan frying and the pork chops turn out moist and tender.
What Ingredients are Needed for Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops?
It only takes a few simple pork chops to make this delicious recipe.
- Center-cut pork chops – cut thin
- Olive Oil
- Large egg – organic egg if possible
- Bread crumbs – we use Italian bread crumbs
- Parmesan cheese – freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Lemon juice
- salt & pepper
Moist and Delicious Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops in under 20 minutes!
- 6-8 thin center-cut pork chops
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
In a medium bowl, whip eggs lightly with lemon juice.
Mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and a few shakes of salt. Lay bread crumbs mixture on a piece of waxed paper.
Dip pork chops in eggs mixture and swirl around until both sides are well coated.
Coat both sides of the pork chops with the bread crumbs, pressing additional crumbs into the pork using your fingers.
Spray a large skillet with a lid with non stick spray and heat over medium-high heat.
Add the pork chops to the pan and drizzle the oil around the chops.
Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until browned. Cover and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
IF YOU ARE COOKING WITH THICKER PORK CHOPS A LONGER COOKING TIME MIGHT BE REQUIRED. ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR PORK IS COOKED THROUGH.
Make sure to buy thin pork chops if possible. If not, gently pound your pork chops thin using a meat mallet. Thinner pork chops that don’t require a long cooking time turn out much juicer and full of flavor.
Coat both sides of the pork chops with egg mixture. Lightly salt and pepper and leave pork chops sit in egg mixture for about 2-3 minutes.
Coat the pork chops in the egg mixture and then dip in bread crumbs. Coat both sides of the pork chops with bread crumbs. Push bread crumbs into the pork chops using your fingers or the back of a spoon.
Thin center-cut pork loin chops ready for the frying pan. Use additional olive oil if necessary,
What Side Dish to Serve with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
For a delicious and healthy side dish, sauté halved cherry tomatoes in olive oil with a minced clove of garlic. Add fresh herbs and a little salt & pepper.
Serve with a side of Greek lemon rice.
Basic Tossed Salad – learn how to make a basic tossed salad your family will love. Tossed salads are a great way to sneak in extra servings of vegetables.
Buying and Freezing Pork Chops Tip – We have found the best price on pork chops at Aldi’s. You can freeze pork chops safely for about 4-6 months. Place package of pork chops into a resealable freezer bag before freezing for the best results.