Parmesan Crusted Pork Loin Chops with Creamy Garlic Pasta
Juicy and flavorful parmesan crusted pork loin chops seasoned with aromatic Italian herbs and served on a bed of creamy garlic pasta.
Recipe by Karen D. Insignares
3pork loin chops, boneless($3.75)
1cupparmesan cheese, grated($1.06)
1/2teaspooncoarse black pepper($0.02)
1/4 - 1/2vegetable oil($0.21)
Creamy Garlic Pasta
Prepare your Ingredients and Station
Trim the fat cap off the pork loin chops and then cut the pork chops in half. Down the middle so that you get thinner, palm-sized pork cuts.
Place the pork in-between two layers of saran wrap and hammer down and out with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin. Season each side with a sprinkle of kosher salt and pepper
In a shallow dish, scramble the eggs with water until smooth.
In a separate dish mix panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
In a separate dish, mix flour, salt, and pepper.
Prepare a sheet pan with a rack.
Set a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the Spaghettis and cook for 9-10 minutes until Al Dente. Drain and run under cold water so it stops cooking and doesn’t stick together.
Add vegetable oil to a medium frying pan and bring to medium heat.
Dip the pork chops in the flour and coat both sides, tap out the excess. Then dip it in the scrambled eggs making sure it's completely coated and let the excess drip off. Then dip it in the panko mixture, coating each side.
Carefully place the coated pork chops into the hot pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the bread crumbs have turned golden brown. If the pork chops are burning very quickly, lower the heat.
Remove from heat and place on the rack to let the excess oil drip off and the pork to rest for 3 minutes.
In a medium sauce pot (or the same pot you cooked the spaghetti iAdd margarine and minced garlic. Sauté on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes, until fragrant. Add flour and stir to form a paste. Slowly add milk and stir until a creamy sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper, and then mix in spaghetti.
Serve the crispy pork chops over a bed of creamy pasta. Optional: Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley and a squeeze of lemon.