Thursday, January 15, 2015

Delicious baked pork chops

Pork chops, a delight to even the most seasoned taste-buds are prepared in different variations and flavors across the world. Lot of different flavors and sauces are also added according to taste and preference to make the dish richer and tastier. Herbs and crusts of bread or biscuit are also added to give it a crisp coating. 

Even though the fried variety of pork chops are more popular, however the baked variety is also gaining a lot of preference and popularity. Baked pork chops are not only healthier than its fried counterpart but also succulent and tastier as the baking helps the chops to retain its juices.

Here is a simple, easy to prepare recipe of bakes pork chops which can be served with rice in the main course.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins


You will need about ½ inch thick, neatly trimmed 6-8 pork chops, 
2 egg whites, 
½ cup bread crumbs, 
¾ cup soya, biscuit or cornflake crumbs, 
2 tea spoons red chili powder, 
2 teaspoons mixed herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary and thyme. 
Salt and black pepper for taste. 
You will also need a baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray coating. 

  • Trim off any extra fat from the chops and clean the meat properly.
  • Preheat the oven to 350-375° F.

  • Break the egg whites into a bowl and whisk briskly. 
  • Place the pork chops and let it immerse for 5 minutes turning both sides.

  • Mix all the spices, salt and pepper and the bread and biscuit crumbs together into a mixing bowl and drop the chops into the mixture, coating them finely till covered properly.
  • Take the coated pan and place the chops, setting to bake for about 25 minutes. Turn and bake for another 20 minutes and remove when done.

Tips: This delicious pork dish can be served with rice or also as a starter. These pork chops also taste delicious when a separately prepared sauce like rosemary or barbecue is added. Red wine can also be added as marinate to the chops before making to give it a richer taste and texture. 

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