My mom makes the best fried pork chops. Hers are always tender, never dried out, and oh-so yummy. I have tried frying pork chops. Mine aren’t so yummy. In fact, mine are chewy, dry, and often not cooked properly near the bone. Plus, I really try to stay away from frying foods…it just isn’t healthy and I hate the cleanup afterward. So, I found a way to make “fried” pork chops in my oven. They aren’t quite as good as my mother’s chops, but they are far easier, and only MotYs choose the more difficult route. I am Not Quite Mom of the Year, so I’ll take the shortcut.
My pork chops recipe includes only five ingredients: Butter, Pork Chops, Eggs, a little Milk, and my secret ingredient…Stuffing Mix.
Preheat your oven to 425°F. Place butter in a glass 9×13 dish and place in oven to melt butter.
While butter is melting, grind stuffing mix in food processor or mini-chopper. You could also place stuffing in a gallon sized plastic storage bag and crush with a rolling pin. Or, if you prefer, leave stuffing as is. I prefer it crushed, but you can do whatever you wish. I’m not the boss of you.
When finished, the breading will look something like this. Place in a shallow dish for dipping.
In another shallow dish, scramble eggs with a little milk.
Time to get your hands messy. Grab that chop and slather it in the egg mixture (this helps the breading to stick to the pork.)
Immediately place egg-dipped pork chop in stuffing mix. Coat both sides, pressing breading into chop so it is well coated.
Now place pork chop in glass dish with the melted the butter. (My chops were HUGE, so I had to do two dishes for five pork chops.) Bake the chops for 15 minutes, flip then bake another 10 to 15 minutes.
That’s it! Here’s what they look like when finished.
Complete the meal with some mashed potatoes, corn, and country gravy. Want my recipe for country gravy? Go to the gravy aisle of your grocery story, pick up a packet of southern or country gravy, take it home and follow the directions. Seriously. Don’t sweat the gravy. Gravy is a perfect place to take a shortcut.
There are lots of different sides you could serve with these pork chops. Homemade applesauce or fried apples? Corn Casserole instead of plain corn? I’d love to hear what you would serve in the comments below!