Oven-Fried Pork Chops

5
Total Time
20 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
To make cleanup a snap, coat the baking sheet with foil, then spray the foil with nonstick spray.

Ingredients

whole wheat breadcrumbs

½ cup(s)

paprika

1 Tbsp

fennel seed

2 tsp

celery seed

½ tsp

onion powder

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp

garlic powder

¼ tsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

uncooked lean only pork loin

1 pound(s), 4 (1/4-pound) chops, trimmed of fat

low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine the bread crumbs, paprika, fennel seeds, celery seeds, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and pepper on a piece of wax paper; set aside.
  3. Place the pork chops between sheets of wax paper. Pound them to 1⁄4-inch thickness using the smooth side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy, large saucepan.
  4. Place the buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Dip the chops in the buttermilk, then coat both sides with the bread crumb mixture. Place the chops on the prepared baking sheet and put in the preheating oven. Bake until browned and cooked through, about 12 minutes. Yields 1 chop per serving.

Notes

Serve the chops with a quick skillet sauté of sliced zucchini and yellow bell pepper strips.

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