Crispy Oven Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

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Crispy Breaded Pork Chops oven recipe

30-Minute Oven Breaded Pork Chops

Got pork chops and looking for a new way to prepare them? This oven breaded pork chop recipe is really worth a try! The pork is tender and moist, and the breading is crispy and flavorful. Plus, it is ready in 30 minutes! The whole family likes it too. My kind of dinner!

Use melba toast crumbs for crispy breaded pork chops

Melba Toast Breading:

Using Melba toasts as the breading was new to me, but the experts at Cook’s Illustrated found that Ritz, bread crumbs, and cornflakes were too thin of a coating and not their favorite textures either.

Enter Melba toasts – with a hearty crunch, coarse crumb, and a subtle, toasted flavor. You can find them in the cracker aisle at most grocery stores, or you can even buy Melba toasts on Amazon.

Throw the Melba toasts into a resealable bag and use a mallet or rolling pin to crush them into coarse crumbs – size should range from sand to small pebbles. The Melba toasts really beat up my bag and even ripped a few small holes, so use a clean surface and know that you might have some escapee crumbs.

Crispy breaded pork chops with mayo and melba toast crumbs

Prepare Your Breaded Pork Chops for the Oven:

I use my hands to smother the pork chops in the 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Get a nice layer of it all over the chops, including the sides so you can get a thick coating of crumbs to adhere.

Baking the pork chops on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet keeps the underside of the chops from getting soggy (a 12-inch by 17-inch cooling rack fits perfectly in my half sheet baking pans). No need to flip the chops either, just let them bake while you prepare the rest of the meal. Serve with applesauce, if desired.

If you’re looking for some side dish ideas to go along with these breaded pork chops, you could try mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots or these awesome grilled rosemary garlic potatoes!

This recipe is slightly adapted from The Best 30-Minute Recipe.

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Crispy Oven Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

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Prep Time: 12 mins | Cook Time: 18-20 mins
Yield: 4 pork chops | Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Breading

  • 5-ounce box of Melba toast, crushed coarse
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Pork

  • 4 boneless pork chops, 1 inch thick
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the Melba toast crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, basil, oregano, and sugar.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and work evenly into crumbs.
  4. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover chops completely with mayonnaise, the dredge thoroughly with Melba crumb mixture.
  6. Press on crumbs to adhere.
  7. Place breaded chops on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet.
  8. Bake until coating is golden brown and centers of chops register 140 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on rack until centers of chops read 150 degrees before serving, 5-10 minutes.

Notes

Melba crumbs should range in size from sand to small pebbles. If the pork chops are thicker than 1 inch, they may need longer to cook.

Ingredients: Basil, Mayonnaise, Melba Toast, Oregano, Paprika, Pork, Salt, Sugar
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Oven

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