Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So I recently broke from my hardline against Apple products and got an iPhone. My defense being, it really is the coolest phone out there. I compared all of the similar phones out there and it won hands down. That, and, EVERY person I am related to within a 10 mile radius, along with my husband, has one... and I was bored when I was with them all and they were playing with their phones.

Long story short, I asked on Facebook for app suggestions, and one of them was BigOven ( I knew I had moved a couple Pork Chops out of the freezer and into the fridge this morning, so I typed in "Pork Chops" into the search and this the first one that came up.

De-LISH! Hands down winner according to Josh too! (I used vegetable oil for the frying part, because I was out of Olive, and I added some Feta that I had in the fridge to the parmesan)

Garlic - Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

These savory pork chops come out juicy, tender, and are complimented wonderfully by the parmesan, sage and garlic. This great dish can stand alone without needing a sauce or gravy to flavor it...and makes an easy dinner in less than an hour.

Spread Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish. Beat eggs with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in another shallow dish. Spread bread crumbs in a third shallow dish.

Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. Combine salt, pepper, sage, and thyme, and sprinkle generously over both sides of chops, pressing seasonings into meat with your fingers. Bread pork chops one at a time. Dredge seasoned chops in Parmesan cheese, coating both sides completely, patting to adhere. Then, using tongs, carefully dip both sides of chops in egg mixture, letting excess drip back into dish to ensure thin coating. Finally, dip both sides of chops in bread crumbs, pressing crumbs with fingers to form an even, cohesive coating. Place breaded chops on wire rack set over baking sheet, allow coating to dry for about 5 minutes. (The recipe can be done ahead to this point; cover chops loosely with wax paper and refrigerate for up to one hour.)

Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat with enough olive oil to come halfway up the sides of the chops, about 1/4 cup. To flavor oil; stir in garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic from skillet and discard or reserve for other uses. Increase heat to medium. When oil shimmers, add chops and fry 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy, or to an internal temperature between 150 and 160 degrees F. Drain on rack set over baking sheet, then transfer to a warm serving platter. Serve with lemon wedges and garnish with parsley sprigs.

I think I had the oil too high, so they did "brown" a little much - but the inside was juicy and moist.


Blogger Kisa Peters said...

Hey! You forgot the Parsley sprigs!! LOL! The chops look great!
Welcome to the world of iphone! OF course, all of my friends have Blackberries, so I feel left out! Hopefull the updates in the next few months will bring some much needed picture texting and forwarding!

4/29/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Murch said...

Glad you tried out our app! You can also visit and create a list of Favorites or Try Soons, and easily access those from your iPhone, in the grocery store (or kitchen)... hope you get a chance to review the app on iTunes. Welcome aboard, great blog post, and happy cooking!

4/30/2009 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Anthony Frost said...

Yet another great recipe that I doubt I'll manage to prepare.

prozac & clubfoot

2/13/2012 04:24:00 PM  

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