Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Oven Fried Pork Chops and Parmesan Knots

Am I the only person on the face of the Earth who has not tried breaded pork chops?!? I saw this recipe on Donna (My Tasty Treasure's) blog and thought they looked fantastic! I generally throw out meal ideas to my husband, to see if he "bites", because after all, he is VERY picky and I don't care to waste my energy if he's going to refuse to eat what I make for dinner. He was so excited when I mentioned these pork chops, because he said that he had only eaten them breaded before he met me, as that was how his Mom made them.

We have all still been battling this nasty virus going around, so I kind of threw together last night's dinner at the last moment and decided to also add this Parmesan Knots recipe from my latest Taste of Home Cooking Magazine. This is a great way to "doctor up" the refrigerated buttermilk biscuits you can buy--especially if you need something quick when you have guests coming over! My rolls turned out a little smaller than I anticipated, but they were very cute and tasted great!

Oven Fried Pork Chops

4 (3/4 inch thick) bone-in pork chops
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Combine egg, pineapple juice and soy sauce in a small bowl and whisk gently. Combine breadcrumbs and next three ingredients. Dip chops in egg mixture and then dredge in breadcrumbs.

Place chops on a rack in a greased roasting pan. Drizzle butter over chops. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes; turn and bake approximately 25 minutes longer or until done.

Parmesan Knots

1 tube (12 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes


Cut each biscuit into thirds. (I didn't cut mine...they seemed smaller than usual, to start!) Roll each piece into a 3-inch rope and tie into a knot; tuck ends under. Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add the warm knots and gently toss to coat.

Source: My Tasty Treasures and Taste of Home August/September 2009


  1. I love breaded pork chops! My mom always used to make them when I was a kid. The garlic knots look great. What an easy recipe!

  2. I also love breaded pork chops! I don't like bones though, so I use boneless chops, pound them thin and then bread with bread crumbs mixed with grated parmesan! Everyone loves them.

  3. I love breaded pork chops. I use my hubby's grandma's recipe. The first time I made them he cried. The garlic knots look great I will have to give them a try. Get better.

  4. I will have to try that for my husband! Looks good!

  5. These are so good. I make them all the time, but I am excited about the garlic knots, yummy.

  6. How in the world did I miss those parmesan knots in my new issue? I'm definitely going to try them, sooner rather than later.

    The pork chops look awesome too. You really can't go wrong with one of Donna's recipes! :)

  7. I used to make garlic knots with refrigerated breadsticks. I never thought of using biscuits!

    I don't know if you saw it or not, but I gave you a shout out on my blog a few days ago. I made your breakfast potatoes and they were a huge hit!!

  8. Thank you to all of you for your comments!

    Willoughby--I'm so glad you liked the breakfast potatoes!!! I am really behind on the whole blogging thing...both posting and checking everyone's blogs and I feel terrible about that! It's just been unbelievably crazy here, but I can't begin to tell you (and everyone else) how much it means when you take the time to stop by my blog! My son starts preschool this coming Tuesday, so I'm hoping to have a little more spare time...assuming my 18 month old daughter cooperates :)

  9. Yummy! All of it! I bet that my family would gobble up those parmesan knots.

    I'm with you, my daugher heads back to pre-K week after next and I hope to have some catch up time, assuming that my 19 month old daughter cooperates. It seems the terrible two's have set in already! I thought I would lose my mind today with the tug-o-war between the kiddos! Maybe I'll actually be able to catch up on my posts!

  10. these look so good, i can't wait to try the chops! i hope your family gets feeling better soon!

  11. Rachel, this looks so good! The Parmesan Knots are especially intriguing. Last night I needed to make some bread (quick!) to go with the lamb/pear stew I'd made, so I tried some Parmesan biscuits (made from scratch as I didn't have anything quicker ;) ) and they were just so-so. Next time I shop I'll have to make sure to stock up on some refrigerated biscuits so I can make these.

  12. Rachel, I'm going to do both of these! Sounds totally delish!

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