These oven baked pork chops turn out SO crispy on both sides – using a simple kitchen tool that you most likely have on hand! A parmesan cheese and panko coating makes these chops irresistibly delicious!
- 4 – 2 inch thick center cut pork chops (about 2 1/2 pounds)
- Kosher salt, fresh black pepper and garlic powder for seasoning the pork chops
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 cup flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover a pork chop with plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet so that the chops are approximately 1 inch thick (about half the original thickness of the pork chop). Repeat with the remaining pork chops.
- Season the pork chops generously on both sides with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the flour in a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together in another bowl, and the breadcrumbs combined with the parmesan cheese, parsley and nutmeg in a third bowl.
- Dredge a pork chop in the flour on both sides, including the edges, and then tap the excess flour off. Dip into the egg mixture, letting the excess drip off and then lastly into the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Press the breadcrumb coating into the pork chop on both sides until it is coated well. Repeat with the remaining pork chops.
- Place the a wire rack over a sheet pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the pork chops on the rack and spray the tops with an olive oil cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes and then carefully flip the pork chops over and bake for another 15 minutes. Some of the coating might come off when flipping, just add it back on to the tops of the pork chops.
- Remove the pork chops from the oven and cover loosely with foil to keep warm while you preheat the broiler. Place the pork chops under the broiler for 3-4 minutes to crisp up and brown the tops of the pork chops. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Pork should be cooked to a temperature of 145 degrees before removing from the oven and resting, which will carry over to 150 degrees. Properly cooked pork should have a very slight pink color to it, not completely white. Over cooking pork is what makes it dry and not juicy!
How to reheat these pork chops: Place leftover pork chops on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Place in a 400 degree oven for 7-8 minutes on each side. Cover and let rest for 5 and your pork chop should be warmed through without being dry.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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