Pounded Pork Chop
If you need a new way to cook pork chops fast here it is. The preparation takes
longer than the cooking time.
- Boneless pork chop(s) [I use thick chops from Costco and one makes two servings.]
- Spices (Garlic, Mrs. Dash, Paprika)
- One egg and cracker crumbs
- If using a thick pork chop, cut through the thick part to make two. You
want your pork meat to be no more than a half inch thick, and thinner if possible.
- Use a piece of plastic wrap to surround the pork. Place it on a board and
place the board on a sturdy surface. Use a board you don't mind being marked
as it might be by the hammer.
- Now, have fun. Take out your aggressions on the pork and pound it thin (less
than an eighth of an inch). It should have at least doubled in area.
- Beat the egg and spices to create an egg wash. Place that in a bowl next
to a sheet of plastic wrap or waxed paper with cracker crumbs on it. Take
each piece of meat and drag it through the egg wash and then coat with cracker
crumbs. Set aside.
- When the meat is all coated, heat a skillet with some butter/margarine.
Fry each piece of meat until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
Because the meat is thin this should take no more than about three to four
minutes on a side.
- This is another recipe that you basically have to give up if you want to
stay on a low-fat/high-fiber diet. While you can get pork that is lower in
fat, the fats are largely still saturated; the worst kind.
- This is another quick meal that is relatively easy to prepare. You could
do the same thing to a tough piece of beef or even chicken.
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