Let’s talk about dinner! These perfectly seasoned pork chops are the real deal when it comes to a southern meal. Fried pork chops make dinner time a breeze because they are so easy to make. Living in the south for such a long time has given me the privilege of being around great food.
Why are pork chops considered soul food?
Soul food and fried go hand-in-hand! It is all about the breading and the crispy exterior that is created after frying. Fried chicken and fried pork chops are stars of south when it comes to soul food. Some of the best chops are smothered in a homemade gravy… we’ll have to go there soon!
How are the perfectly seasoned pork chops made?
One of the things I enjoy so much about fried pork chops is the flavor. Pork is naturally a bit salty, so the seasonings we add just simply enhance the flavors. For this recipe, we used Lawry’s seasoning salt- because it’s an all time favorite over here! A little seasoning salt goes a long way, so it doesn’t take much. Other seasonings used include paprika, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Once the pork chops are well seasoned, its time for the breading. Adding baking powder to the flour helps create a perfectly crisp breading. Evenly coat the pork chops in the flour mixture, then add to the hot oil. We like our pork chops to be fried a bit on the harder side, so we fry for about 7-10 minutes per side. Pork chops cook very fast, so it is easy to over cook them.
After the pork chops are golden brown on both sides, remove them from the oil and set on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oils. The pork chops will continue to cook a bit after they’re removed from the oil. Now it is time to serve them with your favorite side. This macaroni and cheese, along with these collard greens, really round out this soul food meal!
- 6 Pork chops, center cut
- 2 cups Flour
- 2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 2 cups Vegetable oil
Seasonings (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon Black pepper
- 2 tablespoons Seasoning salt
- 1/2 tablespoon Garlic powder
- 1/2 tablesppon Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Add oil to skillet and heat over medium.
- In a large bowl, add all seasoning and thoroughly rub into pork chops. Add flour and baking powder to a seperate bowl and evenly coat each pork chop.
- Add pork chops to oil- careful not to overcrowd skillet
- Fry 7-10 minutes per side. Remove from oil and set on baking rack or paper towels to drain excess oil.
Adjust cooking time according to desired wellness
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