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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13 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Bars for St Patty’s Day”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Mmmm sugar cookies bars! What an awesome combo!

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    SimplySweeter — March 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! These bars look fabulous!

    http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    Kaloula — March 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Oh – YUM! I want to go home immediately and bake these!

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    yumventures — March 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I love baking that has simple recipes and turn out delicious! These look great for any occasion 🙂

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    Katie — March 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    LOVE THOSE!!! They are super cute. And you can’t go wrong with green sprinkles! 🙂

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    Cottage Sisters — March 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Oooooh! These sound delicious, I am definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day! Denise@cottagesisters

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    Kathleen — March 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I’m newer to the blogging scene so these bars are new to me! Thanks for posting it again.

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    Vivian - Let's Try These... — March 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    They may have been all the rage last year but they are new to me! I wasn’t able to find any st. patricks day sprinkles … bummer. Yummy looking pictures

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    Kerstin — March 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! What yummy sugar cookie bars – love the sprinkles!

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    carrie1 — March 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    mmmm…mmm…mmmm… making these right now for my nephew and niece! =)

    Thank you for sharing! =)

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    bcallegra — March 18, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I love this recipe – and I know what you mean about the supermarket sprinkles. I have a huge tub of heart shaped ones leftover from a purchase last year and I think there’s enough to last me for the next twenty years of Valentine’s day treats.

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    nsmerkt — March 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I made these the other evening for a picnic and they were all that you had promised! Oh my! One of my new favorites for sure. Thanks for sharing this and for the rec for a half batch!

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    teresacooks — March 22, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Just made these. My kids are loving them.

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