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Southern Fried Pork Chops

(8 Votes)
20 Min
20 Min

Southern Fried Pork Chops are a "must" in all Southern households. One bite will tell you why!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 (1-inch) pork loin chops (1 to 2 pounds total)
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Place water in another shallow dish. Dip pork chops in water then in flour mixture, coating completely.
  2. In a large deep skillet, heat shortening over medium heat until hot but not smoking (see Note).
  3. Add pork chops and cook 7 to 8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and coating is golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.
  • The trick is to heat the shortening till it's hot but not burning. That way, you get a nice crispy outside without the pork chops becoming greasy.
  • If you liked this fried dinner recipe, be sure to check out our collection of 30 Fried and Oven-Fried Favorites.
  • Plus, we've got even more fantastic pork chop recipes in our collection of 20 Easy Pork Chop Recipes.


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