Main Dishes

Pan-fried Pork Chops Wrapped in Ham

Fried pork chops are beautiful things. Fried pork chops wrapped with deli ham (or bacon) and coated in Parmesan bread crumbs are beyond beautiful. Pure, indulgent decadence are just a few of the words that come to mind.

4
4 pork chops
sea salt and fresh black pepper
4 thin slices deli ham or 8 slices bacon
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
canola oil, for frying
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on each side. Wrap the ham or bacon around the pork chop, securing it on the side with a toothpick if desired. Once you dredge them in the egg the ham will stick to the chop. Set up a dredging station by whisking the egg and milk together in a wide, shallow bowl and combining the flour, bread crumbs and Parmesan together in another. In large cast-iron skillet heat 1/2 inch of canola oil over medium-high heat. Dredge the chops one at a time in the egg then the flour mixture, coating evenly all over. Fry in batches of 2, about 6 minutes on each side depending on thickness. Remove to drain on a paper towel lined platter. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving. Don't forget to remove the toothpicks!
Nutritions

Calories
435

Sodium
1299mg
54% DV

Fat
13g
20% DV

Protein
29g
58% DV

Carbs
46g
15% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV