Thursday, May 10, 2012

{Recipe} ~ Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops

I've been meaning to post this recipe for a week or more now! Ryan and I ate these for dinner the night I got home from the beach. We served them with some asparagus and wheat rolls. I already had most of the ingredients on hand, so it was pretty simple to throw together. I must admit that I didn't have many of the spices in our spice rack and was trying to avoid a trip to the grocery store, so I mainly just made it up as I went along. It turned out great though! Ryan loves pork chops and he practically licked the plate saying "this glaze is so good!" Definitely will be making this one again!

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops

6 center loin pork chops, well trimmed

Sift together:

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

Make an egg wash by whisking together:

2 eggs
4 tbsp water

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then dip the chops in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the chop into the eggwash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the chop to get good contact.

Heat a skillet on the stove with about a half inch of canola oil covering the bottom. You will want to carefully regulate the temperature here so that the chops do not brown too quickly on the outside before they are fully cooked on the inside. I find just below medium heat works well. I use a burner setting of about 4 1/2 out of 10 on the dial and fry them gently for about 4 or 5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

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.

Honey Garlic Sauce
In a medium saucepan add:

2 tbsp olive oil
3 – 4 cloves minced garlic

Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but do not let it brown. Add:

1 cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper

Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.

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