Though I’d been food shopping on Saturday, I forgot to get laundry detergent, so I had to stop by the supermarket again. I had some boneless pork chops thawing to make for dinner, so while I was getting the detergent I went down the aisle with baking supplies planning on getting some panko bread crumbs and doing a simple breaded and baked pork chop.
Well, right next to the bread crumbs were an assortment of products from House Autry. I’d seen commercials for their products. I think my in-laws have used their hush puppy mix, and perhaps some fish fry coatings, but I’d never purchased any of their products myself. On of their products is a Pork Breader, and I decided to give it a try.
Use was quick and easy, I heated some oil in the bottom of my frying pan (didn’t even have enough to put an 1/8″ over the entire surface). While it was heating, I put the breader into a zip lock bag. When the oil got hot, I rinsed the pork chops one at a time in water, tossed them in the bag with the breader, shook a little to get them coated then added them to my frying pan. Cooked them about 6 minutes per side and they were done!
The fact that my wife and I liked them shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, I regularly cook pork chops in a variety of ways, and rarely are we dissapointed in the results. The big surprise was that my kids really ate and enjoyed these. My son in particular is a bit of a picky eater, and yet he seemed to truly enjoy these pork chops, so I’ll probably be picking this up again.
I should have divided the breader, saving half for another day. I believe the box says there are 28 servings in the box, since I was only cooking 4 pork chops there was more than a little bit of waste. Dividing the breading in halves, or even thirds would probably work.
I haven’t posted about this much, but I’m watching my sodium, and this is a little high in it, so I may also experiment with my own seasoned flower to fry pork chops in, though I don’t think I’ve done anything in the past that created such an even crust.