I was asked to share my baked pork chops recipe. This recipe was first how I cooked my chicken, but then I thought why not pork chops? I would think you could do this with pork steaks or even a thin steak if you are going for the country-fried steak type meal. This recipe is very easy and tastes like it was fried, not baked.
Preheat the oven to 400. Then you want to get your batter ready. For the egg wash I always use a couple eggs, a little bit of water, and whatever seasonings I am using in the dry mix. Seasoning the egg wash is one of the secrets to getting more flavorful meat! The seasonings I use are: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. You can use whatever seasonings you prefer! I just sprinkle some of each into the egg wash.
For the flour mixture, I pour flour into a bowl and mix in the same seasonings as above. I don’t measure the amounts, but I probably put in around a tablespoon each. I have found when I start thinking that has to be too much seasoning, then I am on the right track. There is nothing worse than sitting down to bland tasting meat. Well, there are lots of things worse than that, but I definitely don’t enjoy it!
Dip the meat in the egg wash then the flour mixture. Set the battered meat aside. This is the best part of the recipe right here! It involves butter and butter makes everything better! In a rimmed baking sheet, put 2-3 tablespoons of butter, cut in slices, and slide that in the oven for a few minutes to melt the butter. Then all you do is set the meat in the wonderfully melted butter and bake. I usually do around 15-20 minutes on the first side and then maybe another 7-10 once I flip it. You will want to use a metal spatula when you go to turn them to make sure you don’t leave behind all that yummy batter.
If you are using pork chops, I do suggest using bone-in. They have so much more flavor and that is what were are going for with this recipe! I guarantee you won’t want to cook your chicken or pork the same again! Enjoy!