You know what is better than a juicy, delicious pork chop? A juicy, delicious pork chop with the crunchy tartness of parmesan cheese.
For this recipe, go to the meat counter and pick out some 1-inch thick New York Pork Loin Chops. The pork loin is the leanest cut – yay healthy! – and the thickness means more meat, more flavor, and a ton of awesomeness.
Pre-heat your grill to medium high heat. This is important.
Then, just brush both sides of the chops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I like to pretend I am on a cooking show and put a little flair in my sprinkles, but that is totally optional).
Once your chops are perfectly seasoned, put them on the hottest part of the grill so you get the truest cooking temperature. I love the sizzling sound the meat makes as I place them on the hot grill! Yummmm!!!
Next, close the lid. Set your timer for 4 minutes. (Perfect chance for me to catch up on Candy Crush or browse the Ohio Pork Facebook page for some fun).
After 4 minutes of Facebook fun, it’s time to flip the chops! Flip them over once, add equal parts parmesan cheese and Panko bread crumbs as the crust to the cooked side, with those oh-so-beautiful grill marks.
Close the lid again, for another 4 minutes. Browse the Ohio Pork Pinterest page, and set your timer. That Pinterest can really suck you in.
When the timer goes off, check the done-ness with a meat thermometer. Put the thermometer in the thickest part of your chop, and when it says 145 degrees (with a blush of pink in the meat) they are ready for your plate!
Enjoy! These are some of the best New York pork chops ever!
Annie is a parenting, technology & lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. She is a seasoned public speaker from AgChat, to Bayer Crop Science Food Media Forum, and a resource for beginning bloggers. She lives in Kansas with her 3 children, husband, chickens and dog. You can find her online on Twitter (@MamaDweeb) or on her blog MamaDweeb.com.