Yesterday we got up early and got a ton of things done. Including the dreaded grocery store run. I don't mind the actual shopping part, just the making of the list, the carrying in of the groceries, then putting it all up. Why can't I just have a maid? Or a servant? Some people have all the luck.
Anydreamscancometrue, I wanted to try a new recipe and made this tasty dinner last night. The crunchy chops were juicy and the honey garlic sauce is a must. It is gooey, sweet, garlicky, and insanely yummy. I'm pretty sure I'll make it for other dishes.
Crunchy Chicken Fried Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce
6 center loin pork chops, well trimmed
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp ground sage
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp olive oil
3 – 4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper
-Make an egg wash by whisking together the 2 eggs and 4 tbsp water.
-Mix 1 cup flour, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp black pepper, 1 1/2 tbsp ground ginger,1 tbsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ground thyme, 1 tsp ground sage, 1 tbsp paprika, and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to make the flour/spice mix. I used a sifter to get it super mixed.
-Season pork chops with pepper and salt, then dip the chops in the flour/spice mixture. Dip them into the egg wash and then once more time into the flour/spice mix, pressing the mix into the chop to get it good and covered. I used my Pampered Chef Coating Trays.
-Heat a skillet (I used my trusty cast iron) just under medium heat. Add about a half inch of canola oil to cover the bottom. After the oil gets hot, add the chops. Fry them for about 4 or 5 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
-Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan add 2 tbsp olive oil and 3 – 4 cloves minced garlic. Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic, but do not let it brown. Add 1 cup honey, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1 tsp ground black pepper. Simmer together for about 5-10 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully, because it tends to foam up over the pot very easily.
-After the chops are cooked, drain on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before dipping the cooked chops into the Honey Garlic Sauce. Serve with noodles or rice. DE.VINE.