November 7, 2011

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops

I've got lots of good things to say about these pork chops.


They're coated in two layers of seasoned flour, fried in oil, and basted in a honey garlic soy sauce. What happened to that "diet" I told you guys about? Well, to be perfectly honest with you, I've made this quite a few times already because a. we both love it and b. it's really easy to crank out of the kitchen on a weeknight. I made it again the other day and realized I still had not shared with you! What kind of food blogger am I?


I managed to make it somewhat "healthier" by using egg beaters instead of an egg wash and coated the chop that I was going to eat in only one layer of flour. I also used olive oil to fry them in and drizzled about a teaspoon of the sauce on my chop. Hubby got the full works, but wants to gain weight. So not fair!

Source: Rock Recipes
Serves: 2 

For the Pork Chops
2 boneless pork chops
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp ground sage
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 eggs
4 tbsp water
canola oil

Sift together flour and spices. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then dip the chops in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the chop into the eggwash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the chop to get good contact.

Heat a skillet on the stove with about a half inch of canola oil covering the bottom. You will want to carefully regulate the temperature  (medium) here so that the chops do not brown too quickly on the outside before they are fully cooked on the inside. Fry them gently for about 4 to 5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy. Drain on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before dipping the cooked chops into the sauce. Serve with noodles or rice.

Honey Garlic Sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
3 – 4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper

In a medium sauce pan add olive oil and garlic. Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but don't let it brown. Add the honey, soy sauce, and black pepper. Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? If not, are you bringing something?

8 comments:

  1. honey garlic pork chops is a very original recipe with the sauce together a *soontotryrecipe* already booked and saved.

    we dont have thanks giving so I cant answer that question. =)

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  2. I was going through my blogroll and I thought that this was on my blog for a minute and then I was like wait...those are posting on Saturday! I tried these last week and they were very good! I love the pork chops just by themselves! NOM

    As far as Thanksgiving, this year we're going to a friend's house. We're military, so often when all the soldiers are home, friends gather up at one person's house. I think I'm bringing mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie from scratch..at the very least.

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  3. This sounds really good! I'm not a huge pork chops fan but maybe I will try this with chicken instead.

    I'm not hosting Thanksgiving! My sister is, and I actually don't think I"m bringing anything for THanksgiving dinner. I'm helping with other food for hte rest of the weekend, but she wanted to do Thanksgiving herself. More power to her! :)

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  4. Oh man, these look great! Send me some? ;)

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  5. Forget the diet, those look delicious! I'll have to try your recipe.
    -Lynn

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  6. These are amazing!! I did do something a little different though. I did not have ground thyme or sage, do I just used dried. It made the seasoning turn more into a rub. I rubbed it over the pork chops and grilled them instead of fry. It was a little closer to my health plan that way anyway. Then I just drizzled the sauce on them when they were served.

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  7. I made this today. It was excellent -- very different for us, but we liked it. Had the chops with angel hair pasta & roasted vegies.

    I loved the sauce and am planning to make it again soon with calamari steaks. It'll be perfect. Thanks much,

    Katharine

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