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breaded pork chops

Pork Panko Breaded Pork Chops

  • Author: zenbelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: pork
  • Method: pan fry


Crispy, juicy, keto, and even better than the original 


  • 4 pork chops, about 11.5 inches thick, about 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pork panko
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (optional) 
  • a few turns freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Pat the pork chops dry and season with salt.
  2. Set up a dredging station: In one shallow bowl, beat the egg. In another, mix the panko with the Parmesan, rosemary (if using), and black pepper. 
  3. Dredge the pork chops in the egg, allowing the excess to drip off, and then into the panko mixture, pressing the crumbs onto the pork. 
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once shimmering, add the pork chops and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side. Resist the urge to disturb them the first 2-3 minutes, minimum, the breading has the tendency to stick to the pan before it’s browned. 
  5. Serve right away with apple sauce and/or a simple salad. 

Keywords: pork chops