Monday, 7 July 2014

Breadless Breaded Pork Chops

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in recipes for the last week. Things got hectic at the university. We hosted a huge sociological conference for the first time. I was heavily involved in that, as I worked as the student advisor and I was able to present one of my papers (I'm an undergraduate so that's pretty awesome!).

Now I finally have a little bit of down time, but not for long. So here is a quick recipe that we seriously enjoy in this household. We used to love all those shake-n-bake recipes, and chicken fingers and whatnot. Of course, I had to come up with something a little healthier. Breadless breaded pork chops :). This recipe is not particularly unique, and rather quite simple. There are countless low-carb breaded meat recipes out there but this is what I make in my kitchen.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

Your Ingredients:

  • 8 small pork chops, cut of your choice (I am using boneless loin chops)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated (I used pre-grated Kraft)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 2-3 eggs
  • choice spices

Your Tools:

  • Two mixing bowls & whisks/forks
  • One large baking sheet or pan 

The Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F. Mix all your dry ingredients in one bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Note: You may need more mix and/or eggs depending on how much you use. Sometimes I use it all quickly, sometimes I don't use it all. 
Dip a chop in the beaten eggs and allow any excess to drip off. Dip, roll, or pat your chops in the dry mixture. I find dropping them in, patting, flipping, and patting again works best. Repeat these two steps for all the chops. 
Repeat the above steps again, for all the chops, until you are out of mixture or they are thoroughly coated. I suggest doing it like this, with only one round per chop until each has the same number of dipping and coating, so that you don't run out of supplies too soon.
Prep your baking dish however you like. I used foil very lightly oiled in this picture, but sometimes I don't bother with that.
Bake at 350F for 30-45 minutes, depending on how well done you like your chops and how brown you want the coating. I prefer to cook my chops for 45 minutes or longer, especially when breaded.



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