Easy gluten free Panko crusted pork chops deliver a mouthwatering dining experience like no other. Savor the crunch!
This delicious gluten free panko crusted pork chops recipe is a wonderful way to celebrate Autumn, my favorite time of year!
I love taking long walks and hearing the crunch of leaves underfoot, wearing comfy sweaters, and wrapping up in scarves. My family enjoys taking scenic drives upstate New York in order to capture beautiful photos of the lovely fall foliage.
After returning home from a day of hiking, touring one of the many mansions, antiquing or apple picking, my gang is mighty hungry. Quick yet satisfying recipes like crispy gluten free pork chops with panko crust make the perfect dinner.
Don’t the colors of the pork chop resemble the golden hues of autumn?
I’ll get to the recipe in a minute, but first here are some of today’s autumn photos.
So, dear reader, if you’re here solely for the recipe, feel free to skip ahead and dive right into the creation of these gluten free panko crusted pork chops.
Nature’s inspiration for a Fall recipe
The camera in my hands was a faithful companion, capturing snapshots of the breathtaking landscapes that stretched out before us north of the city.
Take a scenic ride along Seven Lakes Drive.
A stunning deer is just one of the many varieties of wildlife you see.
This is the top of Perkins Drive, high above Bear Mountain. On a clear day, you can see the New York City skyline 40 miles away!
The ducks on Swan Lake, Rockefeller State Park Preserve!
The recipe: gluten free panko crusted pork chops
Returning home, our stomachs growled with anticipation. The day’s adventures had left us famished, yearning for a meal that would both satisfy and delight.
That’s when the recipe for panko crusted pork chops came in handy. Its simplicity and mouthwatering appeal made it the perfect choice for our hungry hearts.
Here’s what you’ll need.
Center cut pork chops: For the juiciest chops, the most important tip that I can give you is to brine the chops. Just soak the meat in salt water for at least an hour.
Today, I set the pork chops to brine before heading out for our day trip. So if you’re heading out to work, you can certainly start brining them before you head out, and they’ll be ready to quickly fry when you get home.
Brining traps the moisture in the meat. Rinse the salt water off and pat dry when finished brining. You’ll be left with tenderized, juicy chops.
And for the best pork chop breading using gluten free panko:
Parmesan cheese: Grated parmesan cheese adds a savory and nutty flavor to the coating. It also helps to enhance the crispiness and texture of the crust as it melts and forms a golden crust when cooked.
Eggs and milk: Whisk milk with the eggs acting as a binding agent, helping the coating adhere to the pork chops. They provide moisture and contribute to the browning and crispiness of the panko crust.
Gluten free Panko-Style breadcrumbs: Panko breadcrumbs are larger and lighter than traditional breadcrumbs, resulting in a crispier and crunchier texture.
Variation: You can certainly add any herbs, spices, or even a citrus zest into the breadcrumb mixture to give the pork chops a unique twist.
The remaining ingredients are pepper to season the pork chops, and for frying, I recommend using an oil with a high smoke point, like extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or whichever oil you prefer.
Ready to make this? Grab your skillet and let’s get started.
*Free printable recipe card is available at the end of the post.
To begin, season the pork chops with pepper and dredge in parmesan cheese, then egg mixture and finally crunchy panko breadcrumbs.
The breadcrumbs trap steam in the meat keeping it juicy on the inside.
Heat oil in a large skillet until hot, but not smoking. Cook your breaded chops until golden on each side.
And that’s it. Dinner is ready in less than thirty minutes. I enjoyed mine with a simple crisp salad and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
More serving suggestions:
Drizzle with one of these quick easy gravy recipes:
Or dip into one of these sauces:
- Primal Kitchen barbecue sauce is organic and unsweetened
- Texas Pete hot sauce has no sugar
- My sugar free teriyaki sauce from this chicken teriyaki recipe
Favorite vegetable sides:
Pro tips and recipe notes
Can I use regular gluten free bread crumbs instead of gluten-free panko bread crumbs? Yes, you can substitute regular gluten free bread crumbs if you don’t have gluten-free panko bread crumbs available. However, please note that the texture will vary.
Can I use a different type of meat instead of pork chops? Absolutely! While the recipe calls for pork chops, you can experiment with other meats such as chicken breast or even fish fillets. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are fully cooked.
Is it necessary to use grated Parmesan cheese? Grated Parmesan cheese adds a distinct flavor and texture to the dish, but you can certainly substitute it with gluten free all purpose flour.
How do I know if the pork chops are cooked through? The best way to ensure the pork chops are cooked through is by using a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chop, and it should register 145°F (63°C) for perfectly cooked pork. Remember to allow the pork chops to rest for a few minutes before serving.
How do I store leftover pork chops? USDA recommends using cooked leftover pork within three to four days. Cover in an airtight container and keep in your fridge.
As the aroma of sizzling pork chops filled our kitchen, we reminisced about the day’s adventures. We gathered around the table, eagerly awaiting our meal, knowing that every bite would carry the essence of autumn’s beauty.
I hope you enjoyed this tale of autumn’s magic and the special recipe. If you’ve joined me on this journey, thank you for your company.
May these panko crusted pork chops bring warmth and comfort to your table, carrying with them the atmosphere of a beautiful autumn day.
Happy cooking! And if you have any questions, please reach out to me in the comments or shoot me an email and I’ll respond ASAP!
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Gluten Free Panko Crusted Pork Chops
- For Brine:
3 cups of water
3 tablespoons of salt
a bay leaf
and 8 peppercorns
- 4 boneless center-cut pork chops
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs PANKO STYLE
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- For brine: Dissolve salt in water. Place meat in a large baking dish and cover with brine. Add peppercorns and bay leaf. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least one hour.For Brine:3 cups of water3 tablespoons of salta bay leafand 8 peppercorns, 4 boneless center-cut pork chops
- Then take the chops out, discard the brine, rinse the chops off and pat them completely dry.
- Season the pork chops with pepper.
- Beat eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. Place parmesan cheese on a separate plate, and bread crumbs on another plate.2 large eggs, 3 tablespoons milk, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs PANKO STYLE
- Dredge each pork chop in the cheese then into the egg mixture, and finally into the bread crumbs coating evenly.
- Heat oil in a large skillet. Place coated pork chops in the skillet and cook until golden brown. To be sure your chops brown nicely, don't crowd the skillet. If you're cooking in batches, wipe the pan clean and use new oil for each batch so the oil doesn't burn.Cook about 6 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Serve topped with gluten free gravy, along with a crisp green salad, veggies, and potatoes. Enjoy.
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