10derized Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

For those of you tired of dull, dry, rubbery pork chops, take out your 10derizer and infuse those chops with some unexpected flavor. No more dull, dry chops for your family. Soften these chops with the 10derizer before cooking, and you won’t need to cook them as long, and they will absorb the rub and spices perfectly. They’re fast and easy with not much prep time required at all, and they’re easy on the pocketbook, too. Plus, everyone in the family will love them - you can’t go wrong!

Making mashed potatoes, along with some green beans, asparagus, or brussels sprouts will result in a great meal without a lot of tedious work in the kitchen. (Photos and recipe excerpts courtesy of Kristin Merkley at lilluna.com ).

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 tsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp of regular Olive Oil (do NOT Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1/4 tsp of Pepper

Image of 3 raw, tenderized pork chops.

Instructions

Mix Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, paprika, parsley, pepper and garlic powder and place on a plate.

Place the pork chops on a cutting board. Use your 10derizer to lightly soften and tenderize both sides of the pork chops (if the chops are thick, you can go a bit deeper when 10derizing). Using the 10derizer on the chops will actually help them absorb the spice mixture better, and it should also help cut down on the required amount of cooking time.

Dip each pork chop in the mixture (press down with the palm of your hand to make sure seasoning mixture sticks) and sear in a pan of regular olive oil (DO NOT USE extra virgin olive oil) on medium-high heat. Saute for 5 minutes on each side.

Place pork chops in a glass baking dish (making sure to leave 1 inch around each chop) and cook according to thickness. For thick pork chops, bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. For thinner, more regular thickness, cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Image of a parmesan crusted pork chop on a plate with mashed potatoes and green beans.