Cooking Pork Chops

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Who else enjoys a tasty pork chop? We just love this cut of pork, being super juicy and also easy to prepare! While a simple grilled pork chop is delicious, there are lots of other exciting options for when you’re cooking pork chops. Here are two of our favourite recipes that you may like to try.

Parmesan and Herb Crumbed Pork Chops

Ingredients to serve 4:

  • 3 slices white bread
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 200g punnet golden grape tomatoes, halved

Method:

  1. Tear up the bread and place it into the bowl of a food processor. Process the bread until it’s finely chopped and then mix the bread, garlic, herbs and parmesan in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Crack the egg into a shallow bowl and dip a pork chop, covering all sides. Once covered, dip the chop into the breadcrumb mixture and press to coat. Repeat with the remaining pork chops.
  3. Pour the olive oil into a non-stick frying pan and cook the pork chops over medium-high heat for around 5 minutes each side, turning only once.
  4. Once cooked to your liking remove from heat and serve with sides of your choice.

Caramelised Pork Chops with Apple

Ingredients to serve 4:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 apples, cut into thin wedges
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved

Method:

  1. Place the pork chops into a glass or ceramic dish and rub all over with sugar.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat and cook the shops for roughly 1 minute on each side or until golden and caramelised.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 3 minutes on each side or until each pork chop is cooked through.
  4. Transfer to a plate, cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile place the apple and tomatoes in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring until tender.
  6. Serve pork chops with apple and tomato on top.

We hope you can find the time to try one of these recipes when you’re next cooking pork chops. Both are simple and easy, using ingredients that you can purchase from any supermarket or food store. So try not to get stuck in the habit of grilling and instead try some more exciting ways of cooking pork chops!

 

**Today’s recipes are courtesy of Taste.com.au


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