Perfect Fried Pork Chops

"My fried pork chop recipe :) I came up with this after trying many recipes & not really finding the flavor I wanted for my pork chops. I will sometimes skip soaking as I don't always have time. Choose soak time wisely, as the longer they soak the harder it is to keep the breading from falling off due to excess moisture absorbed in the soaking process. I suggest boneless tho as they are easier to tenderize & will require less soak time to keep juicy. Bone in will take longer, but still work with this recipe. Parsley is optional, some people find that it burns too easily so you can omit & the flavor will not change much at all. I personally love this recipe with a side of Louisiana hot sauce for dipping, I find it compliments the flavor perfectly."
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins




  • Mix milk with first amount of salt (2 teaspoons) and allow pork chops to soak in this mixture for as long as you'd like, about an hour to maybe four works well. Overnight soaking will result in too much moisture & your breading will fall off.
  • Remove pork chops from brine, and set aside. Brine should be discarded.
  • Mix all spices in with flour.
  • Heat oil in pan.
  • Coat each side of the pork chops, applying pressure to make the batter stay on during cooking. One coat is good for a thin layer of batter. For a thicker coating, dip them in a separate bowl of a little milk with an egg mixed well, and again in the flour.
  • Make sure oil is hot. You can check by dropping a pinch of flour in, and it will sizzle if it is. Oil temperature should be around 375 degrees F, if you have an oil thermometer.
  • Cook on each side 4-6 minutes on each side, or until meat is no longer pink inside. Chops with bones will take a bit longer, and we cook them on one side until blood starts to come out of the bone before flipping. If you have a meat thermometer, the inner temperature should be at least 160 degrees F.

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  1. I made this for the first time tonight, and my husband, the pickiest of pork chop eaters, is in the dining room eating pork chop number five as I write this. They really were great! They renewed my confidence in my ability to cook pork chops and this is now my go to recipe. Yum!
  2. I make this recipe a lot since I found it....It's great!
  3. On 12/9/12 I was looking for something different to do with pork chops.So, I did a search and came across this recipe and decided to try it. Since it was just my SO and myself the recipe was reduce for just two chops. Other than that,the recipe was made just as it was written. I really enjoyed it and my SO gave it a " Good Solid 4 " and coming from him that's a big compliment. I served this with Recipe #78028 and steamed broccoli which made this a very good meal. Thanks for posting a recipe that will be made again. " Keep Smiling :) "
  4. We all really enjoyed this! A dinner without complaints from the gotta love that! It just took a LOT longer to cook my thick cuts of pork than expected.
  5. This was amazing! Used boneless pork chops and My husband said it’s the best pork chop he has ever had. Will make again!


  1. I added smoky Tumeric,Smoky Garlic, and Cayenne hot pepper sauce to my Brine. The Pork Chops were so flavorful. And a hint of heat.
  2. I didn't have any cayenne and they are still really good


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