Flavorful Fried Pork Chops


We have tons of great things happening this month so I am trying to keep our grocery bill down as much as possible to pay for all the fun we are having. One of the things is we are eating far more pork right now. It is super inexpensive at our local stores right now and I can fix it up so many different ways that hopefully we won’t get sick of it.

Now, pork is NOT my family’s first choice of meats. In fact I think they would choose anything other than pork. So I have quite a bit of a challenge ahead of me this month.

Verdict:

This package of mixed pork chops was $1.49 a pound. It had about 2 1/2 lbs. bone in. I researched the best ways to cook pork chops. My first instinct was to grill but all the research said if the chops are thin to coat and fry them for the best flavor and to keep them moist.

I have to say my family loved them! The secret is to add plenty of spices to the flour and NOT over cook them. Use your meat thermometer.

I served these with Frito Corn Salad (click here for link to recipe) and baked brown beans.

  • Servings: ”6-8″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. pork chops, thinner cut
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk or fat-free half and half
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

  1. On a large plate mix flour, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  2. On a second rimmed dish mix milk and egg until well beaten.
  3. In a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat a skillet filled 1/4″ to 1/2″ with oil.
  4. When oil is hot dip a pork chop in flour, then dip in egg mix (letting excess drip off), then again in flour. Place in skillet of hot oil CAREFULLY!
  5. Cook 4-7 minutes per side being careful not to over cook. Remove chops from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up extra oil before serving.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. robbiecheadle says:

    These do look nice, Marcia. I am not a big pork fan either but will eat ham and bacon.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love han and bacon.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty

    Like

  3. Only Big Baby Boy and I like Pork so this would be something I’d make if he asked for it for his Birthday meal or I made two different meats to serve. It does sound and look yummy! Keeping this one in my files for just that day!

    It’s so nice to hear you’re having so much fun this month! I always pinch the Electricity, and mad money spending to give myself more money for fun. Really who wants to pay the electric. and water companies more money for a light in a room when it’s not needed or running the water to brush your teeth? Not me.
    But, I’m in California and water is as precious as GOLD out here! 😊
    It’s neat to hear someone else share what they pinch for extra bucks. I am keeping this in my files too! I can definitely save some money by not shopping in the deli department! Thanks for sharing this as it made me think about it.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Water is definitely more expensive here than it was in NY. I like that they take conservation and keeping chemicals out of the water munch more seriously too. Having lived very close to both Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan it is really interesting to see how differently they take care of the lakes.

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