Pork chops make a great base for any meal. They are scrumptious, tender and give a terrific melt in your mouth taste to your dishes. Pork chops are particularly delicious when they are breaded and given a great onion taste. This meal achieves the perfect texture and flavor when considering that combination.
Read on to find out how it’s done.
Onion Soup Mix Pork Chops
To make this meal, start by combining 1 package of dried onion soup mix with 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs.
In a separate bowl, beat one egg. Then, dip pork chops into the egg and then into the soup and bread crumb mixture. Place the pork chops on a shallow baking dish and bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Flip and bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes.
Oven-Fried Pork Chops
When we think of fried foods, we typically think of foods that are prepared in a pan. However, oven frying is a thing. In our recipe, for instance, the breading that is used qualifies it as a fried food even though it is prepared in an oven.
When thinking of the pan-fried vs. oven-fried debate, some would argue that pan-frying allows food to come out more evenly cooked and is also a time-saving method of preparation. However, some fried foods have been known to come out better when oven-fried, and we feel as if this pork chop dish is one of those foods.
It also is worth mentioning that while pan-frying may be more efficient time-wise, it takes more of a cook’s attention. When frying foods, cooks have to be involved 100% of the time to make sure food is cooking properly and is flipped at regular intervals.
When baking, you only need to throw the food in the oven and allow it to bake, perhaps taking time out occasionally to flip the food or add ingredients.
Oven-Fried Pork Chop Recipe
If you are looking for variations on the oven-fried pork chop recipe, this one for Oven-Fried Parmesan Pork Chops is highly recommended.
To make the recipe, whisk an egg with 1 tbsp milk in a shallow dish and set aside. Then, combine 1 cup breadcrumbs with ¼ cup parmesan cheese, 1 tsp. salt, ½ tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. onion powder and a bit of black pepper.
Take your pork chops and coat both sides with the egg mixture and then dip in the breadcrumb mix. Bake on a greased baking pan for 10 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and serve.
This recipe also includes an onion flavoring, but it incorporates the taste of parmesan cheese to make the meat rich and flavorful.
If you love pork chops, there are countless ways to prepare them to incorporate them into your family’s meals. The oven-fried taste is sure to be one they will love and there is so much you can do to work with the ingredients in the breading to give it a unique taste. How will you be changing up your pork chop recipes for your family tonight?
Sides to Serve With This Recipe
This dish can be served with a variety of sides, including macaroni and cheese, potatoes, veggies, rice, or a nice light salad. If you're looking to save money, rice is a great option to choose. Rice is cheap, highly accessible, and is often enriched with extra vitamins and minerals.
If your rice is enriched, remember to avoid rinsing it. Doing so will wash away many of the added nutrients. If your rice isn't enriched, you should wash it beforehand. This helps remove excess starch, so the rice won't clump together. This is the best way to get fluffy rice!
For veggies, a vegetable medley is always a great option. It's so easy to find this in frozen form, and it generally doesn't cost too much. Try to find a vegetable medley that prioritizes veggies with lots of nutrients in them, like broccoli and carrots.
For mac and cheese, it's completely okay to just go with the boxed variety. It's great to make homemade mac and cheese when you can, but sometimes time or money won't allow for that. Buy one of the boxed varieties that comes in a fun shape, to delight the children.Print
Pork chops are particularly delicious when they are breaded and given a great onion taste. This meal achieves the perfect texture and flavor when considering that combination.
- 1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
- 1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
- 4 pork chops, 1 inch thick (about 3 pounds)
- 1 egg, well beaten
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In small bowl, combine soup mix and bread crumbs.
- Dip chops in egg.
- Dredge chops in bread crumb mixture until evenly coated.
- Arrange chops on baking sheet.
- Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until done, turning once.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: baked bone in pork chops, cooking pork chops in oven