Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Breaded Pork Chops with Seasoned Bread Crumbs

  • 6 pork chops (or however many you want to cook)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk

Seasoned Bread Crumbs (mix in a bowl):
  • 2 cups bread crumbs (blend dry bread in blender)
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings (optional)

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. You will need 3 bowls for this recipe. One for your flour, one for the milk, and one for the seasoned bread crumbs (note: you may not use all of these bread crumbs, so you will want to take some out of the bowl and just add you need it). Grease a 9x13 or 11x15 inch pan.

Dip each pork chop first into the flour, then into the milk and finally into the bread crumb mix. Lay the chops in the prepared pan. Put a small amount of water in the bottom of the pan, so the bottom is just covered. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake another 20 minutes.

Tip: I save all the crusts from my homemade bread that don’t get eaten, and any bread that has gotten too dry - I tear it up and freeze it in freezer bags. When I have time, I thaw the bread and then use the blender to grind it up into bread crumbs, then freeze the bread crumbs in a large freezer bag!

Adapted from a recipe by Crystal Miller at Used by permission.