Monday, February 13, 2012

Meal Plan Review - Parmesan Panko Pork Chops with Bruschetta

Tonight's dinner, off of the weekly meal plan, was a success. I made Parmesan Panko Pork Chops from Pinterest (yay, for alliteration!), topped with bruschetta. 

I realized, after gathering the ingredients, that this was basically the same recipe I've already been using for fish, with pork substituted.

I began by prepping the bruschetta because I like to give it time for the flavors to meld.

Combine: 2 diced Roma Tomatoes, 1/4 chopped onion, two cloves pressed garlic, olive oil, balsamic dressing or vinegar, dried basil (fresh if you have it)

Next I preheated the oven to 450 degrees and prepped the pork chop breading.

Mix: Panko crumbs, hand full of parmesan cheese, spices, like oregano, basil, thyme, garlic powder.
In separate bowl, beat one egg.

I then breaded the pork chops by dipping each chop in egg, then coating with Panko mixture. I placed the chops on a foil covered pan.

Bake chops at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes. If crumbs have not browned by the end of baking time, turn on broiler and broil for a minute or two. Watch the chops carefully!

Top with bruschetta or serve on the side. I completed our meal with a side of broccoli with a squeeze of lemon.

OK, a bonus look at our mealtime entertainment. :)


  1. Um yum! I'm not a huge pork fan, but that looks delicious. I may try it with chicken...

  2. That looks so yummy! Following you from the Linky blog hop. Hope to see you at my blog!

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'll be checking out your blogs soon!