Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops
My mom always made pork chops like this and it’s always been one of my favorite meals. I have to be honest though, I haven’t made these in a while because I try to stay away from breading and frying but I decided to give the fam a treat. So last night I breaded and fried. Needless to say, there were some very happy men in my house.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Brining the pork chops really makes a difference in this recipe. Once fried, they’re tender and flavorful with a thin layer of crust. After they’re fried, the pork chops simmer in a simple gravy filled with fresh onions and garlic. This is an easy to throw together dinner that requires very little work and is big in flavor. The gravy does call for a little white wine (which you don’t really taste). If you do not drink, replace the wine with a little extra chicken broth. Also, you’ll note there is no salt when cooking the pork chops. The brine adds plenty of salt to the meat.

Ingredients

  • BASIC BRINE

  • 3 cwater

  • 2 cice cubes

  • 1/4 cKosher salt

  • 1/4 csugar

  • PORK CHOPS

  • 6bone-in pork chops

  • 1egg, beaten with a little water to make an egg wash

  • ·Italian bread crumbs

  • ·vegetable or canola oil

  • 1/2 largeonion, sliced thin

  • 2 clovegarlic, minced

  • 1 1/2 cchicken broth

  • 1/2 cdry white wine

  • 1/2 tspdried parsely flakes

  • 1/4 tspdried basil

  • 1/4 tspfreshly ground black pepper (or to taste)

How to Make Mom’s Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

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    Place all brine ingredients in a plastic bowl that has a tight-fitting lid. Stir. Add pork chops. Cover and keep in the fridge for at least 4 hours. (I know this is an extra step but it really makes the pork chops super tender.)

  2. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Remove pork chops from brine and pat dry with a paper towel.

  3. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Dip pork chops in egg wash.

  4. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Then Italian bread crumbs to coat.

  5. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Heat oil in a large skillet. Just enough to coat the bottom. Fry pork chops in the skillet for approximately 3 minutes per side. They should be a nice golden brown.

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    Then set them aside.

  7. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Remove oil from skillet leaving approximately one tablespoon. Add the onions to the skillet and saute on medium heat until translucent – about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for one more minute – stirring.

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    Add the chicken broth and white wine.

  9. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Add seasonings to the skillet. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes.

  10. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Put the pork chops back into the skillet with the chicken broth mixture. I place them around the sides of the skillet overlapping slightly to form a circle.

  11. Mom's Tender and Juicy Pork Chops

    Cover and cook over low heat for approximately 20 minutes. Serve over rice or noodles.

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