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A lot of people credit chicken as the most versatile, and easiest kind of meat to cook with. And while it’s true that the white meat tastes delicious in various types of recipes, I would say that you can’t overlook pork chops for its versatility either. This meat cut can be enjoyed in so many ways, and never fails to be a crowd pleaser either. And so I assembled this compilation of ways to have some Quick and Easy Pan Fried Pork Chop.
Unlike my other recipe articles you may be familiar with, this deals with three different ways you can have your pork chops. And so if you would like something on the juicy, tender side, we have the Basic Fried Pork Chop right here for you. Want something with a bit more texture, and layers to its meaty goodness? Opt for the Flour Coated Pork Chop! And last but not least, if you can’t resist some crispiness, the Breaded Pork Chop recipe is perfect for you.
But I would say the best choice of the three would definitely be to try all of them at once! Since these are pretty simple to make, it would still be practical to try every type as they can fit any meal of the day, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner!
We can begin by running through the components we will need for cooking today.
Ingredients we’ll be working with for Quick and Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops
Well, I think it goes without saying that the first thing we will need to add to the grocery cart are pork chops. Since we will try making three different ways to cook your pork chops, go ahead, and grab 3 pieces for this recipe.
This is a pretty good meat to have when you have the right portions for your meals. That’s because pork chops are rich in zinc, selenium, and plenty of other nutrients that can help the body. Zinc plays an essential role in healing your wounds, as well as supporting the immune system. You can also count on getting a pretty good amount of protein from pork chops, which is great in helping you feel full. Plus, it’s fantastic for keeping your energy levels up throughout the day.
Knorr SavorRich Pork Liquid Seasoning
A large number of savory recipes like to use a variety of seasonings to really boost the flavor of the dish. But you can actually opt for a shortcut to the process of figuring out your spices and such by going for an all-around seasoning. This Knorr SavorRich Pork Liquid Seasoning can provide all the richness in flavor you would want for your pork chops. This actually works for all the types of pork chops we will be cooking today.
What is a breaded recipe without some egg? Just get 1 piece for this recipe, which we will beat. But remember when you are shopping for this that you should double check for any cracks or marks. The best kind of egg would be one with a clear shell.
You should also have ¾ cup of all-purpose flour ready for this. We will need flour for the last two types of pork chop recipes, which would of course be the flour-coated one, and our breaded pork chop. This is truly necessary as it helps other additional layers like the egg, and for the case of the last kind of pork chop, bread crumbs cling to the meat well. As such, we can prevent the ingredients from sticking to the pan.
Panko bread crumbs
This is an ingredient that would surely come in handy if you are a fan of crunchy recipes like this one. We need only 10 tablespoons of Panko bread crumbs for this recipe. I love this type of bread crumbs specifically because it is quite light, which helps create a satisfying crispiness that is not too heavy once we start cooking.
But I’d say that other types of bread crumbs would work too, especially if you have other preferences in terms of the texture. Either way, what we need to achieve is a coating that will provide a crisp exterior.
Don’t forget to prepare 2 cups of cooking oil as we will be doing quite a bit of frying for this dish. And we will need this generous amount because we are working with coated pork chops. We really want to get that nice crunch for such chops, and so more oil is needed.
All of your ingredients for our pork chops are ready! It’s time to start cooking at last.
Making some Quick and Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops
Step 1: Seasoning and marinating the pork chops
First thing on our agenda is grabbing the pork chops we’ve got, and arranging them flat on a plate. Then take your culinary brush, and start brushing them with Knorr SavorRich Pork Liquid Seasoning. Afterwards, you can turn the pieces of pork over, and brush them with this seasoning as well. Make sure not to leave any parts out as we want that flavor to set deep into the chops. Now just wait for 15 minutes so this can work as a marinade.
Step 2: Making the basic fried pork chop
Done with the 15 minutes of letting that flavor kick in? Then it’s time to whip up your basic fried pork chop, which is the easiest to make. We will start by getting approximately ¼ cup of cooking oil. Pour this into your pan, and let this heat up.
Once hot, you can put your marinated pork chop inside. With the heat on medium, just cook this for about 30 seconds. This is just to let the outer area cook quickly, and provide a beautiful brown color. Afterwards, take the heat down to low, and keep frying this for 7 minutes.
Now you can just flip the pork chop over the other side, and repeat this cooking process. Once everything is perfectly fried, you can just take the pork chop out of the pan, and then let all of the excess oil drip. We don’t want an oily pork chop, which also makes it less healthy overall. Set this aside on your plate, but with some paper towel on it as well. This will help get rid of the excess oil too.
Step 3: Cooking the flour coated pork chop
Time to fry a slightly thicker version of our first pork chop. Grab your marinated pork, and then just dredge this in flour. Cover the entire thing in flour, and then place your pork chop in the bowl with our beaten egg. Also ensure that this is coated entirely in egg as this will work like a glue for our breading.
After this, you have to put the pork chop back in the container with flour. This helps provide a nice and thick coating for our pork chops. Then we can get ready for frying! Pour 1 ½ cups of cooking oil into your pan. We really want a lot of oil for coated pork chops to get them nice and crisp. Once your oil has gotten hot, you can add your flour-coated chops, and then just fry this in medium heat for 6 minutes.
As we did earlier, we should also turn the pork chop over. Repeat the process of frying from the first side. And then you’re done with this pork chop! It would be best to drain any excess oil as well before setting it aside. You should also place this in your plate lined with paper towel.
Step 4: Preparing the breaded pork chop
Have we saved the best for last? This breaded pork chop is perfect for those who love a satisfying crunch. The first thing we must do is to dredge our marinated pork chop in flour. And then get your bowl of beaten egg, and dip the pork in this as well. Finally, it’s time to get our Panko bread crumbs, and dredge the pork chop here as well. You will need to press the meat against the bread crumbs well just to make sure that they really stick.
We will actually just use the same method of frying as in our previous type of pork chop. Just heat up your oil, and then fry the pork using medium heat. After 6 minutes, we can flip the meat over, and then cook this side for another 6 minutes. Then remove this from your pan, and at this point, you already know the drill. You can put this in the same plate lined with paper towel with the rest of our pork chops from earlier.
Step 5: Putting it all together!
Just take your plate of choice, and arrange all of your pan-fried pork chops here accordingly. This would be best with a dip that you like. Ketchup works perfectly for me! But these are also quite enjoyable on their own so you can go without a sauce. You can also place some vegetables you like on the side, such as carrots, or perhaps some corn.
But of course, we also can’t forget about some warm white rice to complete the equation. And then that’s it! You have made all three Quick and Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops perfectly. Want more ideas on what to cook? Feel free to scroll through Panlasang Pinoy’s website for clear instructions on recreating your favorite dishes.
And if you’re curious about any step in this recipe, we’ve got the comments section for that! Leave any queries or suggestions you’ve got below.
- 3 pieces pork chops
- 3 tablespoons Knorr SavorRich Pork Liquid Seasoning
- 1 piece egg
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 10 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
- 2 cups cooking oil
- Lay the pork chops flat on a large plate. Brush Knorr SavorRich Pork Liquid Seasoning on both sides of each pork chop. Let it stay for at least 15 minutes.
- Prepare the basic fried pork chop by heating 4 tablespoons of oil in pan. Once the oil gets hot, pan-fry one piece of marinated pork chop in medium heat for 30 seconds. Adjust the heat to low and continue to fry for 7 to 8 minutes. Turn the pork chop over and so the same step on the opposite side. Remove from the pan. Set aside.
- Start to prepare the flour coated fried pork chop by heating the remaining oil in a pan. Beat a piece of egg in a bowl. Dredge one piece of marinated pork chop in all-purpose flour and then dip in beaten egg. Dredge the pork chop back in flour and then fry one side in medium heat for 6 minutes. Flip and continue to fry the other side for the same amount of time. Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
- Prepare the breaded pork chop by dredging the remaining pork in flour. Dip in beaten egg and then dredge in Panko bread crumbs. Fry in medium heat for 6 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
- Arrange all pan-fried pork chops in a large serving plate. Serve! Share and enjoy!