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Asiago-Crusted Pork Chops

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 9 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)
Asiago cheese—a popular Italian cow's milk cheese—and crunchy breadcrumbs form a delicate crust on these fork-tender pork chops. Accompany with Broccoli with Sour Cream Sauce for a hearty meal that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Information

  • calories 253
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 5.4 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 27.4 g
  • carbohydrate 6.2 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 297 mg
  • calcium 83 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to an even thickness (about 1/4 inch) using a meat mallet or a small heavy skillet.

  2. Place egg white in a shallow dish. Combine panko, cheese, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip pork in egg white; dredge in panko mixture, pressing gently with fingers to coat.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pork; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge over each pork chop; sprinkle each evenly with thyme.

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