Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
With apologies to the other two folk who posted Pork Chop Sandwich recipes, neither resembled what I think of as a true pork chop sandwich. I grew up in SW Montana, where the locally famous Pork Chop John's sandwich shops exist. I believe the originals are actually battered after flouring and then deep fried and I never pass up a chance to eat one if I am in Butte or Bozeman, but I don't even own a deep fryer, so I fiddled around with what originally was my favorite chicken fried steak recipe until I came up with this.
- 6 -8 center-cut pork loin chops, closely trimmed
- mixed spice
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten (can use just the whites)
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups breadcrumbs (Panko or crushed herb croutons)
- vegetable oil
- 6 -8 buns (Hamburger will work, but I prefer Kaiser rolls)
- salt and pepper (shouldn't need much)
- mustard, of your choice
- mayonnaise or salad dressing
- onion, slices to garnish
- tomatoes, slices to garnish
- lettuce, leaaves to garnish
- Preheat oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- Mix the flour and spices together for a dredge and place in a pie pan or similar flat vessel. I like mine spicy, so feel free to adjust the spices to fit your tastes.
- Place beaten eggs in second pie pan.
- Place breadcrumbs in third pie pan.
- Place chops between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until they are roughly 1/2" thick. I actually use my 48 needle meat tenderizer and dredge the chops in the flour/spice mixture prior to tenderizing to force some of the spices into the meat.
- Dredge chop in flour/spice mixture.
- Dip into beaten eggs, making sure both sides are well coated.
- Dredge in the breadcrumbs, thoroughly coating both sides.
- Place chop in pan, frying 3-4 minutes per side, until GBAD (golden brown and delicious).
- Drain briefly on paper towels or cake rack in a coookie sheet.
- Place on bun with condiments and garnishes of your choice. Traditional is yellow mustard, onion slice, tomato slice and lettuce. My brother likes applesauce, but then, he puts catsup on tacos, so what does he know? ;).
Excellent recipe. I just went ahead and mixed in the bread crumbs with the AP flour (to prevent cleaning up too much!) and spices and enjoyed the deliciousness of the sandwich. I served mine with sweet potato fries and my homemade dipping sauce for said fries. There were NO leftovers!!
I put lettuce, tomato, Frank's Red Hot, hamburger pickle chips, mustard and mayo. My mouth drools thinking of it!
Thank you for writing this recipe. I have been wanting a Pork Chop John's sandwich for years now. Haven't had one since living in Deer Lodge, MT and driving to Butte to ejoy them in the 1970's. I will be cooking some up this weekend. Thanks again.
This was really good.