Parmesan-Crusted Pork


Parmesan-Crusted Pork

Parmesan-Crusted Pork
4 Min

Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, our Parmesan-Crusted Pork loin chops are fancy enough for company but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs (see Note)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, center cut, trimmed and pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

What to Do

  1. In a shallow dish, combine Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs; mix well.
  2. Place flour and eggs in 2 separate shallow dishes; set aside.
  3. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Evenly coat pork with flour then egg then bread crumb mixture.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook pork in batches for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden, and serve topped with Lemon Garlic Sauce (see below).

Lemon Garlic Sauce

In a small saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil with 3 tablespoons butter over low heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and simmer for 1 minute. Spoon sauce over pork cutlets and serve immediately.


NOTE: Flaky in texture, Japanese-style panko bread crumbs cook up crisp for many of our favorite recipes. They're readily available in our supermarkets with the other breading products.


Recipe adapted from and courtesy of Pompeian Olive Oil.

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Made these tonight...awesome! Cooked just right at 3 minutes per side, very tasty and crispy breading. Didn't have time/ingredients to make the lemon sauce--just liberally sprinkled chops with lemon/pepper seasoning. Will definitely use this recipe again.

I really liked the recipe. I had some left over and I used it on chicken.

This is a very good dish and very easy.enjoyed alot.

I've been making these for about 10 years now . . . I add some garlic powder, onion powder, a little basil and oregano to the flour. These are SO moist and delicious!

This really sounds delicious. I'm going to try it this week!

Awesome! I dont like pork chops but these were delicious! I used the panko (first time). They were really crunchy on the outside- loved the lemon butter

Awesome and way to make pork chops ...good using chicken too

Wow! This recipe is incredible, and takes relatively little time to make. I used regular bread crumbs and didn't make the lemon garlic sauce. I served plain white rice and mixed vegetables; the pork chops were the star of this show! Excellent, excellent recipe.

This looks and sounds sooo tasty.Thanks for the recipe.

Tonight was the first time in a long time I received a verbal compliment from my family about dinner. This pork recipe was great. I paired it with Rachel Ray's red potatoes and thyme recipe, and spinach sauteed in Italian red wine vinegar. I will definitely make this again!


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