Friday, December 14, 2012

Crispy Garlic Mustard Pork Chops {Recipe}

We like to try one new recipe each week.  It helps us branch out from our favorites.  Do you try to do the same? There isn't any rhyme or reason to what recipe we try, we grab some meat out of the freezer ,in this case, the meat from the freezer was pork chops from WilburII, and do a search on what else but Pinterest.  I mean, where else would I go to try to find a pork chop recipe?

This recipe caught my eye. I love that it uses panko, so much better and crunchier than bread crumbs. I was intrigued by the idea of brushing the chops with lemon to add flavor. I hadn't seen that before. Plus, I love anything I can put the delicious Trader Joe's Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce. That stuff is great on almost anything.

D thought it was great and this recipe is definitely going into our recipe rotation. 

Crispy Garlic Mustard Pork Chops
Source: Adapted from BAS Cooking
  • 4  bone-in pork loin chops (about 8 ounces each, 3/4 to 1 inch thick), patted dry
  • 4 tablespoon Trader Joe's Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce  (You can also use honey mustard)
  • lemon juice
  • 1 cups panko
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for baking sheet
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried Italian herb mix (We used this).  Amount depends on how herb-y you like your food.
  • Coarse kosher salt and ground pepper
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Coat pork loin chops with lemon juice
  • Lightly brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil; set aside
  • Season both sides of the pork chops generously with salt and pepper
  • Spread one side of each chop with 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • Dividing evenly, combine breadcrumbs with chopped fresh herbs and a tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl
  • Sprinkle mixture on one side of the pork chops, over the mustard, and pressing lightly to ensure the panko mixture doesn't come off
  • Transfer pork, coated side up, to prepared baking sheet
  • Bake until crust is golden and pork is opaque throughout (meat should register 150 degrees on an instant-read thermometer), 14 to 16 minutes
  • Serve

Don't forget that theWinter Wonders & Holiday Happenings linky party hosted by Claiming Our Space, Black Fox Homestead, Life with the Hawleys, Lilacs and Longhorns, Practically Functional, The Thrifty Rebel and Yellow Spool is still happening through next Thursday. Each of us will have our own project or recipe to share so make sure to stop by to check out what we have each created as well as to link up your own winter or holiday inspired posts.

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