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

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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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9 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus”

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    Cara — May 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

    some of our faves are asparagus and brussels sprouts too 🙂

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    Jennifer Chung — May 27, 2010 at 2:22 am

    This is the only way we eat our asparagus as well. Do people still boil asparagus? Seriously, it’s kind of a waste that way…
    Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best to share. 🙂

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    yumventures — May 27, 2010 at 3:35 am

    One of my all time faves. Roasted anything, actually, but asparagus gets so crispy and flavorful!

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    Feast from Famine — May 27, 2010 at 3:41 am

    We love to grill asparagus that has been rubbed with olive oil and sea salt–so good! 🙂

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    Sezasaurus — May 27, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Hi there, I’ve been reading your blog for so long now and just wanted to say thanks for all your wonderful recipes. I’ve used so many that have been awesome and really tasty thank you so much! Keep up the good work!

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    Sezasaurus — May 27, 2010 at 4:35 am

    p.s asparagus season is one of the highlights of our year to hehe. So many fantastic things you can do with it! Have you tried roasting it in orange juice and silvered almonds? Devine.

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    Jen — May 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Sezasaurus – Orange and almond does sound tasty! Thanks for the idea.

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    Elina — May 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever had roasted asparagus – roasted broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts definitely but roasted asparagus could be a new one. Sounds awesome! 🙂

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    Sarah — June 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

    We made this last night with grilled pork chops and homemade mac and cheese. I tossed in the olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper and then probably ate 1/4 of them cold while I was waiting for the oven to heat up. Hubby and I each took a serving for our plates after they cooked and then stood in the kitchen eating the rest off the baking sheet before we had dinner! So good and so easy for our favorite veggie!

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