Baked Parmesan Pork Chops
Here's a real simple recipe for pork chops that's both easy to prepare and tasty. Great for those busy work nights, but works for company too.
- 4 loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick) about 1-1/2 pounds
- 1-1/2 tbsp. olive oil extra virgin
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs plain
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350° F. Pour the olive oil into a small mixing bowl. Mix the bread crumbs with the parmesan cheese and seasonings. Dip the pork chops one at a time in the olive oil or brush them with a pastry brush.
Place the bread crumb mixture on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Dredge each pork chop in the bread crumbs and lightly press the crumbs into the chops with the back of a fork.
Place the pork chops onto a foil lined or well greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Did you know: Panko (パン粉) is a variety of flaky bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine as a crunchy coating for fried foods, such as tonkatsu. Panko is made from bread baked by electrical current, which yields a bread without a crust, and then grinding the bread to create fine slivers of crumb. And that, my friends, is why they are crunchier.