The Healthy My Ass Cookbook

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Other Entrée Recipes:

Bacon Cheese Franks

Broiled Lobster Tails

Chicken Enchiladas

Coney Island Casserole

Covered Roaster Turkey

Fettuccine Carbonara

Fettuccine Fiesta

Fried Shrimp

Fried Swai

Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs


Lemon Butter Chicken

Linguine with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Olives

Mac and Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole


Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti

Oven Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Oven Barbecued Brisket

Oven Barbecued Country Style Ribs

Oven Braised Pork Steaks

Oven Sesame Chicken

Pan Seared Parmesan Scallops

Pasta with Three Cheeses

Poor Man's Stroganoff

Pressure Cooked Chuck Roast

Pressure Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Pressure Cooked Country Style Ribs

Pressure Cooked Linguine with Clam Sauce

Prime Rib

Rosemary's Chicken Breasts

Scallops in Beer Cheese Sauce

Seafood Lasagna

Shrimp Fettuccine with Boursin Cheese

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Slow Cooked Chuck Roast

Slow Roasted Pork Butt


Stuffed Peppers

Swissed Ham and Noodles Casserole

The Italian North Village Sub Sandwich

The Vegetarian North Village Sub Sandwich

Tuna Noodle Casserole


Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Lasagna

Ziti con Pollo

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Breaded and Pan Fried like Grandma made them.


4 lbs. Bone-In Pork Sirloin Chops, about 6 1/2" thick chops
  Garlic Salt
1/3 cup Milk
  Vegetable Oil


Get a non-stick cookie sheet large enough to hold all the Bone-In Pork Sirloin Chops lying flat without overlap and lay them out on the cookie sheet.  If fat surrounds an edge, cut slits about 2 inches apart just deep enough to separate the fat to prevent curling during frying.

Generously season one side of the pork chops with Garlic Salt, Pepper and Paprika, patting the seasonings into the meat and let sit for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, get two shallow pans large enough to hold the largest pork chop lying flat.  I use two 8" pie pans.  Spread the Flour into the bottom of one pan about 1/4" deep and pour the Milk into the other pan.

Turn the pork chops over to season the other side, pat seasonings into the meat and set aside for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, get a 10" or larger cast iron skillet and while resting in place on its burner, pour just enough Vegetable Oil into it to cover the entire bottom without having to tilt it.

Dredge both sides of each pork chop in the flour and return to the cookie sheet to rest for 10 minutes.  Then dip both sides of each chop in the milk, let it drain, then dredge both sides in the flour again and return to the cookie sheet to rest for another 10 minutes.  Discard the milk.

Heat the oil over medium heat until shimmering or to 350°F.

Recoat each chop in the flour, shake off any excess and place in the skillet without over crowding, about 2 to 3 should fit.  Fry both sides in the skillet, about 4 to 5 minutes each side until well browned or a final internal temperature of 135°F, which will reach 145°F while resting.  Drain on paper towels, stacked to keep warm, separated by paper towels.  Repeat with the remaining chops.

Serve after the last chop has rested 10 minutes.


Grandma probably fried these in lard if not bacon grease.  I tried lard and found no discernable difference in taste.

This makes a hold-in-your-hands and rip apart with your teeth type tender and juicy pork chop.  For a more fork tender version, you might try continuing their preparation like my Oven Braised Pork Steaks.  If I do it, I'll update this.

If your chops are not juicy, you probably fried them too long or perhaps ate them too quickly without letting them rest.  The thickness of the chops has more to do with how long they should fry, verses the color of the breading which is affected more by the temperature of the oil.  For best results, measure the internal temperature of the chops.

See Also:

Oven Braised Pork Steaks - Tender breaded pork steaks in a mushroom sauce


Other Information:

Source: Inspired by Grandma Schottel

Total Time: 1:00

Yield: 6 chops
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts per Serving:
275 Calories
11g Fat (38.4% calories from fat)
40g Protein
1g Carbohydrate
0g Dietary Fiber
2mg Cholesterol
102mg Sodium.

Exchanges per Serving:
5 1/2 Lean Meat
0 Non-Fat Milk
0 Fat.

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