Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan-Sage Crust

Hubby and I love pork. Even though it’s very easy to overcook it, when you get it right, it’s amazing. I don’t often make anything like this, but I’m glad I did. It’s amazing. I double coated the pork with the bread crumbs because I like thicker breading. I also used Panko bread crumbs because I prefer the texture they provide. It’s far more crunchy than regular bread crumbs.

You could definitely play with the flavors in the breading. The sage and parmesan was delicious, so I’d say start with that and the second, third, or fourth time you make it, try a different flavor profile. I know we’ll be making this again and again.

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Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan-Sage Crust


1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs made from crustless French bread - I used Panko bread crumbs
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan (or Parmigiano-Reggiano)
1 tablespoon dried rubbed sage (or 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh sage leaves)
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 large eggs
1/4 cup all purpose flour
4 bone-in center-cut pork loin chops (each about 1 inch thick)

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
Lemon wedges (optional)
Orange wedges (optional)


Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, sage and lemon peel in pie dish. Whisk eggs in medium bowl to blend. Place flour on plate; season generously with salt and pepper. Coat pork chops on both sides with flour; shake off excess. Dip chops into eggs, then coat on both sides with breadcrumb mixture.

Melt butter with oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops to skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer skillet with pork to oven (I double coated them - flour/egg/breadcrumbs/egg/breadcrumbs). Bake until pork chops are crisp on the outside and meat thermometer inserted into pork registers 150°F, about 20 minutes.

Transfer pork chops to plates. Garnish with lemon wedges and orange wedges, if desired, and serve.

Recipe from Alosha's Kitchen - originally from bon appétit, February 2001

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4 Responses to “Spaghetti and Meatballs for a Crowd”

  1. #
    Nancy Blume-Watson — November 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Jen made the meatballs for our family. She made both regular spaghetti and spaghetti squash for the carb watchers in the family. I chose the spaghetti squash to go with the meatballs and it was delicious! My only dissapointment was there were none left over when I checked the fridge for lunch! I can’t wait to make these!!!

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

      Let me know how they turn out for you. I’ve subbed bacon for the prosciutto in the meatballs in the past before. It makes a LOT so be ready for leftovers/

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    schatzi — March 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I use a 19 oz package of Johnsonville Italian sausage (hot) for the ground pork and prosciutto when i make these meatballs. The gelatin is a key ingredient (don’t omit).
    I grew up in an Italian home and I gotta tell ya this is my go-to recipe for the best meatballs and spaghetti sauce.
    Making it this weekend for my manicotti — looking forward to the compliments!

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

      So glad you agree that this is a great recipe! The gelatin is definitely a key ingredient.

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