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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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.
Awesome, keeper! I didn't know what to do with the asiago I had, and then found this wonderful recipe. I used pork tenderloin (pounded thin) and it worked very well. Make extra coating, don't forget the lemon as garnish!
These chops were delicious! I made the recipe as written; it took about 5 minutes per side for chops to be done. The lemon and thyme really add to the flavor. I think you could use dried thyme if you don't have fresh, or don't want to buy it.
This was DELICIOUS!!!! Best and easiest way to cook pork chops! I used ADOBO GOYA seasoning instead of salt & pepper. Plus I think my Panko crumbs were seasoned. Ate with side of rice with sauteed vegetables (corn, zuchinni, green/red peppers).
These were delish! I didn't pound my chops thin so I knew it would take longer to cook so after 4 mins on each side I popped them in the over on 350 for about 10 mins. They came out perfect. Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. I really think the lemon takes this dish to another level! Do not leave it out! I served this with buttered & seasoned whole wheat egg noodles and lemon pepper steamed broccoli. : )