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pecan crusted pork chops

Pecan Crusted Pork Chops


  • Author: Jess Pryles

Ingredients

Scale

4 x Thick cut boneless pork chops

1.5 cups chopped pecans

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup honey mustard

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil for pan frying

Salt to taste


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350f and prepare a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare two shallow bowls or containers for breading the pork chops. Combine the pecans and breadcrumbs in one, then whisk together the milk and eggs in another.
  3. Working one chop at a time, season on both sides with salt, then spread 1 tablespoon of mustard along one side. Dip the chop into the egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off, then transfer to pecan mixture. Press the pecans in firmly to form a crust. Repeat until all chops are crusted.
  4. Place the oil into a skillet and heat over medium flame.
  5. Fry the pork chops for a minute or two per side to develop color, being careful that the pecans do not burn. Place browned chops on sheet pan and put the pan into the oven to finish cooking the chops. You may have to complete this step in two batches depending on the size of your skillet.
  6. The chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145f, which will take about 15 minutes depending on thickness.