Oven Fried Pork Chops

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Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside! These oven fried chops brown well in the oven thanks to a nice bread crumb coating. Don’t use a cheap brand of crumbs here; choose those made from real, enriched bread, preferably imported. Garlic and onion powders provide a basic seasoning base, while paprika adds color and a subtle nutty aroma to the crust.


6 Center-cut pork chops, approximately 3/4″ thick
2 tsp coarse salt, divided
2 tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 tsp brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare shallow baking pan by lining with foil and spraying with non-stick cooking spray.

Moisten chops with Worcestershire sauce and olive oil. Season with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, garlic and onion powders, and thyme. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, paprika, brown sugar and remaining salt and pepper. Dredge chops in crumb mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, and turn. Bake for another 20 minutes. Turn off oven and do not open door for another ten minutes. Remove to platter and serve.