Louisiana chef Horst Pfeifer combined dry mustard, celery salt, and pecans to create a memorable breading for pork chops. Serve them with your favorite vegetable and some crusty bread on the side for mopping up the rich, gravy-like sauce.

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Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
Serves 4


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine bread, dry mustard, celery salt, and pepper in a mini food processor; process until finely chopped. Add pecan pieces, and process until finely chopped; place mixture in a shallow bowl.

  • Place flour in a second shallow bowl. Stir together eggs and milk in a third shallow bowl. Dredge pork chops in flour, shaking off excess. Dip chops in egg mixture and then in pecan mixture, coating all sides and shaking off excess.

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high; add 2 chops, and cook until browned, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer chops to a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 chops.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a thermometer inserted into chops registers 145°F, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately with Beer Sauce