Did you know that October is National Pork Month? I didn’t, even though I enjoy lots of pork dishes. And no, I’m not talking about just bacon.
To celebrate National Pork Month, aka “Porktober”, Costco is offering some amazing discounts on top pork cuts. This week, from October 6 through October 12, you can save $2.50 off on boneless pork chops and roasts. Next week you can save $2 on Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, and the week of October 20th, you can save $2.50 on whole boneless loins.
I love shopping at Costco. There are so many great deals you can get on everything from clothes to food. (Like getting a Dyson heater for just $250 instead of $400 – score!) During our recent trip to Costco, I took advantage of their special pork-pricing and picked up a package of boneless pork chops. Pork chops can be used for a lot of different dishes and cooking styles, so I decided to prepare a couple of comforting pork dishes – Peach Glazed Pork Chops and Italian Breaded Pork Chops.
The Peach Glazed Pork Chops are one of my favorite pork dishes, stemming from my Dream Dinners days. They have a warm and savory flavor with a hint of sweetness from the brown sugar and peaches. Serve it with some mashed potatoes or rice pilaf and a side of greens and you have a winning dish that is great for both kids and adults. You can even prepare the sauce in advance and freeze it for a quick meal options later.
In this post, we’re going to share our recipe for Breaded Pork Chops.
Breaded Pork Chops Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1½ cups bread crumbs
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 4 tsp of chopped garlic (~ 4 cloves)
- 4 pork chops
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Lightly beat eggs and mix with milk in a medium bowl (large enough for you to put your chops in.)
- In another bowl (also large enough for the pork chops), mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and dried parsley.
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large, oven-safe skillet.
- Add garlic and cook until lightly browned, then remove.
- Put one chop in the egg mixture, coating both sides.
- Then put the chop into the bread crumb mix, coating evenly around all sides of the pork chop. Repeat for each pork chop.
- Place the breaded pork chop in the skillet and brown for 4-5 minutes on each side (3-4 minutes for thinner chops, 4-5 minutes for thicker chops.)
- Put the skillet, with the pork chops, into the preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, until internal temp is 145F.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans (or your favorite sides) and enjoy!
This recipe has a few steps, but it’s actually pretty easy. It’s a “basic” breading recipe that really allows the meat to shine. The egg and milk mixture helps the breading stick to your meat. The bread crumb mixture is where you can get fancy. You can add more cheese, less cheese, add spices, or keep it simple.
Once your pork is breaded, we’re going to give it a crispy surface in the frying pan first and then finish it off in the oven.
I served my breaded pork chops with green beans, but you can serve it with pretty much any side that you want.
Feeling hungry? Don’t forget to swing by your local Costco this month to get amazing savings on top cuts of pork.
National Pork Board Online
- Visit the National Pork Board Website
- “Like” the National Pork Board on Facebook
- Follow the National Pork Board on Twitter
- Follow the National Pork Board on Pinterest
The WiC Project Porktober at Costco Giveaway
One winner will receive a prize pack which includes $155 in Costco Cash ($55 included to cover a new or renewed Costco membership), 7-quart programmable slow cooker, digital meat thermometer, and a silicon oven glove – a prize pack worth $250!