crispy fried pork chops w/bacon onion gravy

★★★★★ 14
a recipe by
Diane Atherton

We love crispy fried pork over most cuts of meat. The gravy put this dish over the top! And the Panko bread crumbs put the crisp in the chops that I love so much. Comfort food at best! Other cuts of meat would be wonderful with the bacon onion gravy. Bacon is good with just about everything...right?? Excellent served over buttered egg noodles, however, I'm positive it would be just as tasty over mashed potatoes, rice, or your choice of pasta. Hope you enjoy! My photo

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The breading on these fried pork chops is what makes this recipe. They are crispy and full of flavor. The pork chops are tender and juicy with the perfect crunch in each bite. Don't skimp on the bacon gravy. Creamy and smooth with a smoky flavor, it's a must. We opted to serve these pan-fried pork chops with mashed potatoes. Egg noodles or rice would be tasty too.

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★★★★★ 14
serves 2 to 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For crispy fried pork chops w/bacon onion gravy

  • 2 to 4
    pork loin chops, boneless (thin cut pork chops, cube steak and chicken breast would also be nice)
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 - 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs (can be found in grocery store section with flour and meal)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • all-purpose seasoning (I used everglades)
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • butter and olive oil
  • eggs noodles, cooked to directions on package (I used Ronco medium egg noodles) mashed potatoes or rice would also be a nice substitute
  • 8 - 10 slice
    bacon, cut into small pieces (i used a thick applewood flavored bacon)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped (about 1/2 to 1 cup)
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    flour (I used some of the seasoned flour from the chops)
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • parsley flakes, optional
  • additional seasonings such as salt and pepper (optional)

How To Make crispy fried pork chops w/bacon onion gravy

  • Pounding the pork chops thinner.
    I had thick pork loin chops for this recipe, however, I didn't want them thick, so the 1st thing I did was I pounded them out to about 1/4 inch thickness. NOTE: these pounded out pretty big, feel free to split the chops before battering and frying.
  • Bowls for dredging set up.
    Set up 3 bowls for battering: 1st bowl combine flour and seasonings to taste (with seasoning listed). 2nd bowl beat eggs with 2 tablespoons milk. 3rd bowl Panko bread crumbs with a sprinkle of salt if desired.
  • Heating butter and olive oil in a skillet.
    In a large skillet heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over a med/high heat, closer to a med heat than a high heat. Add more as needed.
  • Dredging the pork chops.
    Rinse pork and pat dry. Dredge in flour mixture 1st, then dip in egg mixture and last dredge in Panko bread crumbs.
  • Frying the pork chops.
    Fry until a nice golden brown on both sides. Add add'l olive oil and butter as needed. NOTE: You are not deep frying, just keep the pan nicely coated. Remove chops from skillet once done and keep warm in a 170-degree oven. Reserve drippings for gravy.
  • Onions and bacon pieces, flour, chicken broth, and heavy cream added to skillet.
    Add onions and bacon pieces to the drippings and saute until bacon is crisp and onions are tender. Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons of the flour reserved from battering the chops. NOTE: you can add more seasoning if desired. Continue cooking until bubbly and then add chicken broth and heavy cream. Stir until thickened.
  • Preparing mashed potatoes.
    I cooked the egg noodles about 10 minutes before serving time. I did add a little butter to the noodles and I sprinkled a little salt and pepper on them once cooked and drained. You could use rice, mashed potatoes, or your choice of pasta.
  • Crispy Fried Pork Chops With Bacon Onion Gravy.
    Serve chops over noodles (or mashed potatoes or rice) and spoon gravy over chops. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy!