Sunday, December 21, 2008

Breaded Garlic Pork Chops

Today for dinner, we had these yummy pork chops, with Orzo with Pamesan and Basil (scroll down to see recipe) and Lemon Garlic Broccoli. What a wonderful, flavorful dinner! We all enjoyed it, even my 2-year old. Warning: your house will smell of garlic for a few days after preparing this one!

Breaded Garlic Pork Chops

1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, peeled and thickly sliced
4-6 boneless pork chops

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2. In a shallow bowl, beat together the eggs and milk. In a separate shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic.

4. Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating evenly. Place coated pork chops in the skillet, and brown abut 5 minutes on each side.

5. Place the skillet and pork chops in the preheated oven, and cook 25 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). I like to throw the fried garlic in there with the pork chops. If you do not own an ovenproof skillet, or it is too small to hold all the pork chops, place pork chops into a greased casserole dish (I used my glass 9x13) and proceed with the baking.

Lemon Garlic Broccoli

2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

1. Steam broccoli in a steamer basket until it is done to your liking- I don't like to steam it too soft.

2. Meanwhile, place garlic, lemon juice, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper into a large serving bowl. When broccoli is cooked, place in the bowl on top of everything, and toss to coat.


LadyJayPee said...

Those pork chops look luscious, Dishy! Thanks for the recipe!

Linda said...

Oh your whole dinner looks good, Dishy!