Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

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Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

I’ll admit it – pork chops (or any type of red meat) intimidate me. Growing up we didn’t eat a lot of red meat so I’m not really confident in preparing it.

Trent loves red meat. Whenever I ask him what meals he would like me to make he always says pork chops, roast, and the like. So, I broke down and bought some pork chops. If you’re a red meat aficionado I would love to know your tips on picking out the perfect piece of me (on a budget)!

I headed to Pinterest to find a fabulous recipe that I knew Trent would enjoy. This Breaded Pork Chop recipe from Near to Nothing was one of the first ones that popped up, and that had a picture that looked like someone cooked it in their home. I’m a bit leery for those professional looking pictures. I mean, did someone actually eat that after it was photographed. Anyways!

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

I was shocked to find that I had a meat tenderizer! Truthfully I can’t tell you the last time I used it…if ever!

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

With my dunking station all set I was ready to go. This recipe was super simple and I felt like good things were about to happen!

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

Until I tried this recipe, I was intimidated by pork chops. These Crispy Breaded Pork Chops were a hit and I got the green light to make them again!

It was at this point that I wish these chops would have been done because they were a beautiful golden brown. However, when I tested them with my thermometer they weren’t quite to their 160 degrees. So I had to cook them a bit more!

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

I added crispy into the title of this recipe because that’s exactly what they were. Though the outside doesn’t look too appealing the inside was perfect. Trent even said that he liked the taste of the breading! He later told me that I didn’t have enough oil in the pan. What can I say, I rarely fry anything!

These chops were a hit and I got the green light to make them again! We even had enough leftovers for pork chop biscuits (one of Trent’s favorite!)


  1. Candy

    Of course since I am the one that taught you how to cook and I never fried anything, perhaps if you turned the heat down a bit as you cook your next chops, you can retain that golden brown outside with a done inside. I am giving you this suggestion after watching many cooking shows with your dad. Still don’t fry any meat.

    • ThriftyT

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. Annissa

    Looks yummy. U probably could have baked them as well just like they were prepared. I like to mix bbq sauce and italian dressing and marinate the chops in that and then bake them. I think technically pork chops are considered the other “white” meat. :)

    • ThriftyT

      I love that tip about the marinade! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Christina

    These look Yummy :) I will def try this. Also a tip when I buy pork chops I always cruise my local shoprite and look for manager’s specials on meat. It’s usually a 30% discount and I stock my fridge with good finds sometimes so always keep a look out.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson08-28-2014

      I hope you enjoy this recipe, Christina!

      Thanks for the meat tip – I’m always looking for a fabulous deal!

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