I used to make these Parmesan Pork Chops fairly regularly before we transitioned away from processed foods. I haven’t made them for quite some time now, but I pulled out my recipe recently and realized if I made just a couple of switches, I could still make this quite easily. My husband and I both really like this recipe, as well as our daughter…though, she refuses (forgets???) to call them pork chops. I can’t tell you how many times we told her it wasn’t chicken that she was eating, but she didn’t seem to listen. She just kept asking for more “chicken” (three kid-sized servings worth!) and saying how good it was.
Parmesan Pork Chops
- 4 boneless pork chops (local, free-range is ideal – I buy mine from Honored Prairie)
- 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 egg (free-range), beaten
- 1/4 cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs (I use homemade)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 2 T olive oil
Set out three small bowls. Add the flour to the first, the egg to the second, and mix together the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in the third. Coat pork chops in that order. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil over medium heat until slightly browned. Transfer to baking dish and bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees (or until cooked through).
When I made this the other night, I paired it with this Cheesy Corn Couscous recipe (and a mini spinach salad). I’ve made (and shared) the couscous recipe before, but the last time I used a can of cream-style corn. At the time, I knew it was a bit of a stretch for “real food,” but I’ve learned so much over the last several months and have chosen not to use this anymore. So, I came up with a new recipe! My husband and I still really like it. (My kids are divided on it.)
Cheesy Corn Couscous
- 1 cup couscous (I used whole wheat)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 10 oz. bag of organic frozen corn (or fresh would work too!)
- 1/4 cup organic whole milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt (I use Kosher)
- 1 T white whole wheat flour
- 3 T organic butter
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
Place the couscous in a bowl and stir in the boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring the corn, milk, salt, flour, butter, and mozzarella cheese to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the corn mixture is hot, stir it into the couscous. And that’s it! Serve and enjoy!