“Need A Hand” recipes are for folks who need a bit of help in the kitchen.
Wasabi Crusted Pork Chops
Need a Hand
- 2 pork chops
- ½ Cup wasabi flavored peas
- ¼ Cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp prepared wasabi
- ½ tsp crushed garlic
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- A few dashes of fresh ground pepper
- 1 TBSP vegetable oil
- Mix the egg, prepared wasabi, and crushed garlic in a small bowl.
- Using a food processor, blender, or plastic bag and flat pan, crush the wasabi flavored peas until finely ground about the consistency of the panko breadcrumbs.
- On a plate, mix the wasabi pea crumbs and breadcrumbs with salt and pepper.
Coat the Pork Chops:
- Take one pork chop and coat in egg mixture.
- Then coat the pork chop in the breading mixture by first placing the pork chop on top of the breading mixture.
- Move some breading mixture on top of the pork chop and pat to get good adherence.
- Turn the pork chop over and repeat the last step.
- Set aside on another plate.
- Repeat for the other pork chop.
Prepare the Pan:
- In a small sauté pan, warm the vegetable oil over medium high heat.
- Do not allow the oil to smoke.
- Once the oil is hot, carefully add each pork chop.
- Allow to cook halfway.
- Turn the heat down if necessary, e.g., if the crust is becoming too dark before the pork chops are cooked halfway through.
- Carefully turn the pork chops over and allow to finish cooking.
- The length of time the pork chop will take a different amount of time to cook depending on the thickness.
- Remove from heat and allow to drain on a paper towel for a moment before transferring to the serving plate.
Serving suggestions: Serve the immediately. Refrigerate leftovers immediately.
Don’t need the extra help? See my “Confidence” version of the recipe.