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Saltine Crusted Pork Chops are coated in crushed saltine crackers mixed with spices and are fried in butter for a crispy, salty coating that is totally delicious. This recipe originally published in March 2012.
When I was a kid, my dad stayed home with my brother and I during the day while my mom was at work and then he would go to work at night while we were sleeping. It’s kind of funny because my husband and I do the same thing. He stays home with J while I work during the day and then once I get home he works.
So because my dad was home with us during the day I got to spend a lot of quality time with him. One thing he and I used to like to do was “invent” new dishes in the kitchen. One of my favorites was “Chicken ala Fig” which was named after our family surname. It was basically chicken rolled in Saltine crackers then fried but man did I love it.
- pork chops
- Saltine crackers
- onion powder
- Parmesan cheese
To make the pork chops I simply crushed the saltine crackers using a rolling pin and then added all the seasonings. I dipped the pork into the eggs then into the cracker mixture. Then it goes into a pan of melted butter.
The trick to these pork chops is to cook them on medium heat so they don’t dry out and so that the coating doesn’t burn. It seems to take a while for them to cook but it is totally worth it.
Once the pork chops come out of the pan I like to sprinkle them with a little salt. They were super golden brown and smelled delicious. They looked just like I remembered.
Can I use something other than Saltine Crackers?
You can use something other than the Saltines but I find that they add the perfect amount of crispness and saltiness to the pork chops. You can use Ritz crackers or panko breadcrumbs in place of the Saltines though if you don’t have any.
Can I cook these in the Air Fryer?
I’m sure you can though I can’t give you an exact time on it. I’ve cooked several pork chops in the Air Fryer and they’ve all turned out fine so if you have a good temperature and timing for them give it a shot! Just omit the butter at the end of the recipe.
Can I add a little spice to this recipe?
Yes! You can either add a tablespoon of hot sauce to the egg mixture or you can add smoked paprika and cayenne pepper along with the seasonings.
Do you use boneless or bone in pork chops?
Since this is a budget recipe I like to use boneless pork chops. It takes less time to cook and there’s more of the pork chops to eat.
More Pork Chop Recipes:
- Sheet Pan Parmesan Pork Chops and Veggies
- Easy Korean Pork Chops
- One Pot Tuscan Style Garlic Herb Pork Chops
- Chipotle Teriyaki Pork Chops
- French Onion Pork Chops
- 4 thin cut boneless pork chops
- 2 eggs
- 8 oz. Saltine crackers, crushed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Place the eggs in a shallow dish and beat well.
- In another shallow dish combine the crushed crackers, garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, and Parmesan cheese.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- As soon as the butter is melted dip each pork chop into the egg mixture then press into the cracker mixture.
- Fry the pork chops for 5-7 minutes per side in the pan or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees and the coating is golden brown.
A Hezzi-D Original recipe