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Cooking from Scratch: Breading Station for Meats

Cooking From Scratch: How to Create a Breading Station for Meats

Lesson: How to Create Breaded Pork Chops

Breading Station for Meats

Basic Breading Mix

Make this ahead of time, and put into an airtight container to keep in your pantry.

1 pack of Town House crackers, about 35 crackers-crushed fine
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh, ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of: basil, rosemary, thyme

Creating a Breading Station

In one  large plate: Egg Wash
Whisk together:
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk

In a second large plate: Breading Mix
1/2 cup of breading mix

Next to your stove, set  up your breading station as in the picture.

How to Make: Breaded Pork Chops

Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat and when hot, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 stick of butter.

Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil.

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
1. Dip pork chop in egg wash on both sides

pork chop in egg wash

2. Place pork chop in breading mix and press mixture onto both sides with your  hands

bread both sides of chop

Press breading onto chop to make sure breading adheres

Press breading onto chop to adhere breading

Once you bread a pork chop, place in heated cast iron pan and cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes). Turn over pork chop and cook on remaining side for another 2-3 minutes. When pork chops are golden brown on both sides, remove to a cooking sheet, lined with aluminum foil.

Place cooking sheet in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove from oven. Cool for about 5 minutes and serve.

Breading creates a moist, succulent and flavorful pork chop. If cooked properly in a cast iron pan, there is little oil transferred to the chops.

I find cooking any breaded meat in a cast iron pan works best. Cast iron provides an even heat and browns breaded meats very quickly!


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