Pork chops are a standby at my house at least once per week. I get a good deal at them at Costco, come home, package those 1 1/2-2" thick boneless chops 2/bag, and freeze. After much complaining from the bf, I started cutting them in half so we would get 4 3/4-1" thick chops. I'm constantly trying new recipes to find what we like. This one fell a little short, but was still worth a post! Once again, I took a recipe and changed it to what I thought would make it better :)
The original recipe:
- 3 cups crushed saltine crackers
- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon Italian-style seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 6 pork chops
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- In a medium bowl, combine the crushed saltines, Parmesan cheese, Italian-style seasoning and garlic powder and mix together well.
- Dip the chops in the melted butter and then dredge each chop in the cracker mixture, coating all sides thoroughly. Place the chops in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until internal pork temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
**I cut the recipe by 1/2, but had 4 pork chops. After coating the chops, I pan-fried the chops 3 minutes per side to brown coating. I cut cooking time down to 25 minutes.**
My review: Pan-frying added the crunch I was looking for, but the flavor was still a little dry. The original recipe called for too much cracker. I served pork chops with mixed veggies and garlic toast (not pictured).