Oven Fried Pork Chops and Stir Fry Cabbage

If you’ve wondered why pork and other meats are so tender at an Asian restaurant, here’s the reason why.

The secret is that they use a technique called velveting to tenderize the meat.

Velveting;  is soaking meat in an egg white and corn starch wash before cooking.

I don’t use the exact technique, in this recipe, but I soak the pork in egg wash for a few minutes to tenderize it.

The pork always comes out tender and juicy. I’ve made this recipe many times and I have never fried a pork chop again!

The stir fry cabbage retains all it’s nutrients and it’s easy to make while your pork is in the oven.

Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

6 Pork chops (3/4″ center cut)

1 egg

1 + 1/2 cups of flavored bread crumbs

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp pepper

Cabbage Ingredients:

1/2 of a small head of cabbage (Shredded into 1 inch strips)

1 small onion (sliced)

1 tbsp of olive oil

1/2 tsp of salt

Pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

Season the pork chops with the salt, garlic, pepper and paprika and let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator or overnight.

When ready to cook, heat the oven at 350.

In a small bowl, beat the egg with a tbsp of water to make a light egg wash.

Place the bread crumbs and flour in a plastic bag or large bowl and mix well.

Dip each pork chop into the egg wash and let them sit for about 10 minutes.

Place them 2 at a time in the plastic bag with the breadcrumbs and shake well to generously coat.

Grease a medium flat baking sheet with a heavy coat of cooking spray or margarine and place the pork chops on pan.

Cook on the lower oven rack for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.

Flip the pork chops over, and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

The pork should be golden brown but not over cooked or it will become dry.

 

Cabbage instructions:

While the pork chops are cooking the oven, place the olive oil and in a large skillet.

Add the onion and the cabbage, and cook on high heat for about 2 minutes stirring once in a while.

Lower the heat to medium and cook for about 5-10 minutes longer, depending on your preference for a well done or crunchy cabbage.

 

 

 

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