Growing up, I loved breaded pork chops – the kind where the mix came in a box. Generally, we’d also enjoy a side of boxed mashed potatoes. Those were good times, you guys. I was able to help get dinner on the table after school while my parents were finishing work.
As a grown-up, it’s just as easy to make your own breaded pork chops, that don’t require a box. I make these Almond Breaded Pork Chops quite a bit. Jason loves them! They’re nutty from blanched almond meal, and comforting, and virtually guiltless.
When I first made these a few years back, it wasn’t AS easy to find almond meal in the grocery as it is now. I used to buy in bulk on Amazon, but now you can find pretty much anywhere. And honestly, this brand is my go-to and I typically can find it at Wal-mart (shockingly) – but seriously, use any brand you like. I do suggest blanched, because it’s ground more fine, which means less clump for yo’ breading.
Sometimes I use this same method/low-carb breading for baked chicken breast too. It’s really so easy, versatile, and super flavorful. I also add Parmesan cheese – because, well #cheese. This time of year, my fave side to prep with these Almond Breaded Pork Chops is a batch of Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Casserole – and honestly, I make that the day before, and reheat when it’s time to eat. I’m allllll about easy.
These Almond Breaded Pork Chops are crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. With just six net carbs, you’ll want two. If you omit the cheese, these pork chops are both paleo and whole30 approved as well – cheers!
- 16 oz, Center Cut Boneless Pork Chops (4 chops)
- 1 cup blanched almond meal
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated (omit if Paleo/W30)
- ½ tbsp Kosher salt
- ½ tbsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- To a plate, add almond meal. Add other spices, and Parmesan cheese, and mix well.
- Whisk two eggs, and add to a bowl (use a bowl large enough to for pork chops).
- Dip each pork chop into egg wash, and coat in almond meal mixture.
- Add each pork chop to a parchment lined baking sheet, with cooking. Cook for 30 minutes, flipping half-way through.