Easy Chicken-Fried Pork Chops
These chicken-fried pork chops are breaded and fried to golden perfection. The chops are delicious with applesauce or fried apples.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 4center-cut pork chops (1/2 to 3/4-inch thick, preferably bone-in)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- ¼cup vegetable oil
- 1large egg
- 3tablespoons milk or buttermilk
- ½cup all-purpose flour
- ½teaspoon paprika
- Optional : chopped fresh parsley garnish
- Optional : cream gravy
- 3tablespoons butter or oil from cooking the pork chops
- ¼cup all-purpose flour
- 2cups milk or part
Step 1Sprinkle pork chops on both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Step 2Heat the oil in a heavy skillet until hot but not smoking (about 350 F to 360 F).
Step 3Whisk egg and 3 tablespoons of milk or buttermilk together in a shallow bowl.
Step 4In another bowl, combine the 1/2 cup of flour and paprika; blend well.
Step 5Dip each pork chop in the egg mixture and then dredge in flour until thoroughly coated.
Step 6Fry the pork chops in the hot oil for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or until the chops are cooked through. For thicker pork chops, allow more time.
Step 7Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
Step 8For the optional cream gravy, heat the butter or 3 tablespoons of the pork chop cooking oil in a skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
Step 9Add the 1/4 cup of flour and continue cooking for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Step 10Add the 2 cups of milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.