Sunday, July 22, 2012

Crunchy Honey Soy Pork Chops


Sometimes you just need something quick and easy for dinner.  Let's face it, most of the time you want something quick and easy for dinner. No one has time to make extravagant dinners in the middle of the week or when they get home on Sunday evening.

These pork chops are quick, easy and packed full of flavor.  Quite perfect for dinner before soccer practice, swimming lessons or like me, watching the Batchelorette.  Who is pumped for the finale tonight?  I am! I am!  Make these tonight so Emily, Jef and Arie can have your full attention….for three hours.  I understand that is ridiculous but I am totally sucked in.  Who do you think will win?  My money is on Jef. 
Start by making the dredge.  Toss some flour
Season all salt, onion powder, garlic powder, poultry seasoning and paprika.
Don't forget the black pepper
Stir it together
Crack to eggs in a bowl and stir them with a fork
Get out those pork chops. Pretty aren't they?
Set up your assembly line.  Pork chops, eggs, flour mixture.
But, first, coat them in the flour.  I know, kinda out of order. But trust me, we will get back to the flour.
Into the eggs
Back in the flour.  See, told ya.
Place them in a skillet with a bit of butter and oil.  We's be pan fryin'.
While the chops fry up, chop up a bunch of garlic.
Flip the pork chops.
Once they are fully cooked, remove them and place on a plate.  Golden brown and delicious.
Add the garlic to the pan
Also add the soy sauce.  At this point, I would add just a bit of water as well. It was a bit soy-sausy.
Add a bit of honey (photo credit: Mr. Schwartz--he might run me out of a job : )
Some hoisin sauce.
And a squeeze of lime juice.
Take each of the pork chops and toss them around in the sauce.
Plate on a bed of rice.
The crunch on these is out of control.
Now, go do something important.

Crunchy Honey Soy Pork Chops

4 pork chops
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon season all salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs
2 tablespoons canola/vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
juice of 1/2 a lime
green onions and brown rice for serving

Start by combining the flour, season all salt, onion powder, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, paprika and black pepper.  In a bowl crack the eggs and stir with a fork.  Pour the eggs into a shallow plate.  Set up an assembly line with the pork chops, eggs, then flour. Dredge each pork chop in the flour, then egg then back to the flour.

To a lage skillet, add the oil and butter.  Preheat the skillet on medium high heat.  Once the butter has melted add the pork chops.  Fry on each side for about 4 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the middle.  Remove from the pan and place on a large plate.

To the pan, add the garlic.  Let it cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat.  Add the soy sauce, water, honey, hoisin sauce and juice of the lime.  Bring this to a simmer.

Using a set of tongs, take each pork chop and flip in the sauce.  Place the pork chop on a bed of rice and garnish with green onions.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: here


14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try these, they look amazing!!

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  2. I love the seasoning on these chops! Need to try these!

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  3. This takes pork chops to a whole. new. level! The chops looked great right out of the pan with the breading and then you added a nice hoisin glaze and ohhhhhh nelly how my mouth is watering now! My bf is obsessed with everything pork, so I will definitely be making these for him! :)

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    1. It really does! The breading is out of this world and the sauce--don't get me started : ) Let me know what you think when you make them! I'm sure your boyfriend would like them!

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  4. I totally have to try these. I am always looking for new recipes to turn boring pork into something tasty. Great recipe! :)

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    1. I love pork recipes as well--they need a lot of flavor to jazz things up! Let me know if you try them!

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  5. Wow these look so yum!!! I am going to have to try these!

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    1. Hi Jessica! Thanks, they are really tasty! Let me know when you make them!

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  6. Oh my God!! This looks so delicious!! I have pinned the recipe and tweeted about it... now I just have to make it :)

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    1. Thanks for pinning and tweeting! Let me know what you think when you make them!

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  7. Made these for dinner last night -- soooo yummy!!

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