Friday, April 3, 2015

Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Pork Chops!

 
 
As you probably have noticed, we love pork chops around here, so I am always looking for different ways to prepare them.  I have been thinking for a while about using crushed pretzels for a crust.  I just needed something else to jazz that up a bit.  So here is what I came up with.  I hope you enjoy them!
 
Here is what you will need:
 
5-6 boneless pork loin chops cut about 1/2 inch (don't use really thin chops)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup Honey Mustard Salad Dressing, divided (I like O'Charley's brand)
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 cup crushed pretzel crumbs
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
 
Place the flour in a shallow dish and mix in the salt, seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.  I use a pie plate and mix the seasonings in well with a fork. 
 
Wet your chops and then dredge them in the seasoned flour to coat all sides.
 
Pour half of the Honey Mustard dressing in another shallow dish. Save the other half for dipping after they have cooked.  Dip the chops in the Honey Mustard Dressing to coat both sides well. Let the excess drip off.
 
Mix the Panko bread crumbs and the crush pretzels in another shallow dish.  It's best to crush your pretzels in a food processor.   Don't over process them or you will have dust, but some should be fine and still have some texture to it for crunch.   Dip the pork chops in the Panko/pretzel mixture.  Press it into both sides.
 
It's best to cover a baking sheet with foil that you spray with nonstick spray.  I used the nonstick Reynolds Wrap foil and still spray it with nonstick spray.  It is the best thing ever for cooking meat in the oven.  It puts a nice crispy finish on it. Place in the 375 degree oven and cook for 40 -45 minutes.  Don't turn them.  They will brown on both sides with the foil.  
 

These will be crunchy on the outside and nice a juicy on the inside.
 





 Serve with the rest of the Honey Mustard Dressing for dipping. For those who don't care for Honey Mustard, you don't taste it obviously on just the chops themselves!  It just makes them juicy and flavorful!


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