Southern Fried Pork Chops

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is my nanny's passed to my momma and then to me. I would just watch them in the kitchen as a child. Nothing was really ever measured, just a little of this and that.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • salt & pepper
  • 1 -1 12 cup flour
  • oil or lard
  • 4 -10 mixed pork chops


  1. Put the flour, salt and pepper in a paper bag or ziplock bag.
  2. Put a couple of pork chops in and shake the bag well set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet when the oil is hot put the chops in and fry about 5 to 10 minutes on each side.
  4. Turn chops every 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Place on paper towels to drain.
  6. I put them in a warm oven until they are all done.
Most Helpful

I am not good at that getting the external crispy, and at the same time getting the inside cooked to temperature. I used this recipe but after browning the pork chops in a smokin' hot pan, I baked them in the oven at 375 for about 10-12 minutes. They were moist, juicy and wonderful!

Tinks599 February 14, 2011

I tried and liked them. Very simple. The only thing I did differently was first seasoned my chops with garlic and herb McCormick seasoning, then dipped each chop in milk (normally use buttermilk but did have so used 2%) the dredge in flour. Then fried. Served with mash potatoes and brocoli. Super Simple! Thanks for sharing

Wife2uRick June 04, 2009

This is how we always cooked pork chops (and chicken) when I was growing up. Try using a bit of garlic powder and replace the regular salt with seasoned salt. Also, try sprinkling a little of the seasonings on the chops themselves, in addition to the flour. They are much better that way. Cooking these chops in a heavy cast iron skillet is the key to getting DELICIOUS results!

LoverlyLady July 24, 2007