• Pecan Encrusted Pork Chops Are Texas Rich!

    PECAN ENCRUSTED PORK CHOP MEALDon’t you just love it when you find a recipe that tastes like something you would order in a high-end restaurant? And don’t you REALLY love it when that recipe is unbelievably easy?

    This Pecan Encrusted Pork Chops recipe is both…easy and delicious!

    Ingredients

    Pork Chops*
    Salt
    Chopped Pecans*
    Butter, Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil

    1. I salt my pork chops and soak in water for about an hour before cooking. I like the added flavor, but when I don’t have time to wait, I omit this step.

    I probably use about 1/16 cup of salt then just cover meat with water.

    I probably use about 1/16 cup of salt then just cover meat with water.

    Hopefully, you can buy pecan pieces that are small enough that you do not have to process. Of course, here in Comanche we can do this at the Durham Pecan Retail Store. If not, put pecans in food processor and pulse just a couple of seconds at a  time.

    2. Melt about1 1/2-2 tablespoons of butter, olive oil, or coconut oil in a skillet. I like to use an electric skillet for these so that I can control my temperature better for more even cooking. I usually heat the oil at 325 degrees.

    3. Put pecan pieces on a plate. Let a chop drip excess water and then roll in pecans, using your hands to make sure pecans stick to your chop. Repeat until all are covered.

    You will have to use your hands to make sure chops coat well.

    You will have to use your hands to make sure chops coat well.

    3. Carefully place chops in the skillet and then reduce heat to 275-300.Handle carefully so as not to lose too many nuts. You will need to replace those  that you lose when you turn chops.

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    Don’t overcook, but do cook until done. I can’t give you an exact amount of time to cook these because it will vary according to the thickness of your meat.

    Ric chose to pair his chop with bacon wrapped asparagus and sliced tomatoes. You will find more suggestions below.

    Ric chose to pair his chop with bacon wrapped asparagus and sliced tomatoes, and yes, I know that is double pork!  You will find more suggestions below.

    Good Pairings for Pork Chops

    Brussels Sprouts
    Corn Salad
    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
    Hominy and Onions

    *I used thin breakfast chops today because that is what I have, but I normally cook a thicker butterfly pork chop. I also really like these chops rolled in pecan meal, but it does create a much richer taste.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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