Italian Lemon Herb Pork Chops
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 bone-in rib pork chops
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Seasoned Bread Crumbs:
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbs dried parsley -OR- 4 tbs FRESH chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chicken stock/broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs dried parsley -OR- 4 tbs FRESH chopped parsley
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbs shredded Asiago cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all seasoned bread crumb ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  3. Melt 1 tbs of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Dredge the pork chops in the flour, then dip in the beaten egg and the seasoned bread crumb mixture.
  5. Brown chops on both sides (I could only brown 2 at a time); remove from pan and place on a rack inserted in a baking sheet. Melt remaining 1 tbs butter and repeat.
  6. Bake chops in preheated oven for 20 minutes; meanwhile make sauce.
  7. In a small saucepan, melt the 2 tbs of butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the stock, lemon juice, oregano and the cream. Heat until it begins to bubble.
  9. Add the cheeses and stir until they are melted. If the salt/pepper is needed, add it now.
  10. Add the parsley and continue cooking until sauce is reduced about 25% (It should be the consistency of a thinner gravy).
  11. Sauce may be poured over the cooked chops or served on the side like a gravy.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at https://bakeatmidnite.com/italian-lemon-herb-pork-chops/