Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oven Baked Pork Chops #Recipe @Peg Cochran

I've got a funny story about pork chops.  I know, pork chops are funny?  Huh?  Okay, maybe it's slightly more amusing than outright funny, but I'll let you be the judge.

My brother-in-law doesn't like pork chops for some reason.  My sister discovered that not long after they were married.  Every time she got out pork chops to cook, he would suggest going out to dinner.  So now she keeps a pack of pork chops in the freezer and, whenever she wants to go out to eat, she puts them out on the counter.  Bingo, her husband will say "honey, let's eat out tonight."  She has no idea how old those pork chops are now...

On to the recipe.  Super simple after all the work and prep for Thanksgiving dinner and before all the work and prep for Christmas dinner.


Pork chops (bone-in are more flavorful).  However many you need to feed your crew
Prepared ranch dressing
Seasoned bread crumbs

I usually buy plain bread crumbs and season them myself with herbs like thyme, basil, oregano and sometimes some Adobo seasoning.  And, of course, a dash of salt and pepper.

Pour some ranch dressing into a dish and coat each of your pork chops.

Next, coat your chops with the seasoned bread crumbs.

Place on a rack inside a baking pan and bake at 425 degrees for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Voila!  A quick, easy and tasty dinner.  

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  1. Your sister is brilliant!!!! Do you prefer a thickly or thinly cut chop? We raised our own pigs this year so the freezer is full!!

    1. For these, I think a thicker cut would be good. I like the thinner ones for pan frying. How about you?

    2. I normally bake or grill so I prefer thickly cut

  2. I agree--your sister is brilliant! And she ca always order pork chops when they eat out.

    Nice recipe. You can vary the flavoring by changing the dressing you use. Creamy Italian. Thousand Island. etc.

    1. Yes, you could tailor the dressing to our mood.

  3. What a great story! That's hilarious! I wish I had some magic pork chops. This is so lovely and easy. A great quick dinner on hectic days!

  4. I love the story and the recipe. You have great timing - I have frozen pork chops and was thinking of making them for dinner but wasn't too excited about making them my usual way. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. That's a great story! Very funny! I wonder what it is about pork chops...

  6. A funny story the same as my son who is 33 doesn't like pork and since i moved to eastern Iowa he would love the pork a great recipe. Thank you for the idea and the chance