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These pork chops are breaded with a five seasoned flour mixture, then fried, and served with gravy made from the drippings of the pork chops.

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This southern-style fried pork chops recipe is a tasty one for sure. Loaded with flavor using 5 different seasonings – table salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and creole seasoning. Serve up some mashed potatoes too and it’s a win with the whole family.

And… this fried pork chops recipe includes a delicious gravy made with the drippings from the pork chops. Yum!

Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Key Ingredients for Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Fried Pork Chops

  • 3 pounds of thin-cut pork chops (about 12)
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Table salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Creole seasoning – 1/2 teaspoon
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil (not shown)

Gravy (optional)

  • 2 ½ cups of water (not shown)
  • 1/2 cup milk
Ingredients for Fried Pork Chops Recipe
Ingredients for fried pork chops.

Step-By-Step Fried Pork Chops Instructions with Photos

Step 1. Flour and Seasonings

Using a medium-sized bowl, we are going to add all of the seasonings together with the flour.

Add the flour together with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of creole seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the bowl. Mix all together with a spoon until well blended. Set aside for now.

Flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, creole seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
Flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, creole seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

Step 2. The Eggs

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl that will fit the size of a pork chop. Set aside for now. This will be the egg and flour mixture we will use to dip each pork chop in, starting at Step 4.

Two beaten eggs in a bowl, and the flour mixture in a bowl.
Two beaten eggs in a bowl, and the flour mixture in a bowl.

Step 3. Pat Dry

But before we start dipping, place the thin-cut pork chops on paper towels. Then use a different paper towel to pat dry each pork chop.

This will absorb the excess amount of wetness from the pork chops being in the package. Patting each pork chop dry also helps the flour stick to the pork chops, shown in the next step below.

Note: These are thin-cut pork chops that fry up a bit quicker than the thicker pork chops. When deciding how many pork chops to make for dinner, figure about 2 pork chops per person.

Use a paper towel to pat dry each pork chop.
Use a paper towel to pat dry each pork chop.

Step 4. Coat the Pork Chops (dredge)

Place one pork chop in the flour mixture to coat it with flour on one side. Then, press the pork chop down into the flour and move it around a bit.

Put one pork chop in the flour mixture.
Put one pork chop in the flour mixture.

Then flip the pork chop over so the other side can get some flour on it too while pressing it down and moving it around in the flour.

Flip the pork chop over to get flour on the other side.
Flip the pork chop over so the other side can get some flour on it too.

Step 5. Dip in Beaten Eggs

Next, dip the floured pork chop in the bowl of beaten eggs. This egg dipping step helps the second coat of flour to stick when we dip it again in the flour mixture in Step 6, shown below.

Dip the floured pork chop in the bowl of beaten eggs.
Dip the floured pork chop in the bowl of beaten eggs.

Then flip the pork chop over so the beaten eggs can get on the other side. We now have both sides of the pork chop coated with the flour mixture and the beaten eggs.

Flip the pork chop over so the beaten eggs can coat the other side.
Flip the pork chop over so the beaten eggs can coat the other side.

Step 6. Repeat Flour Mixture Dip

Now we are going to put the pork chop back into the flour mixture again to get more flour on it.

Put the pork chop back into the flour mixture again.
Put the pork chop back into the flour mixture again.

Flip the pork chop over one last time to get flour on the other side. So let’s recap and count how many times we did the dipping.

  • Once in the flour mixture on both sides
  • Then once in the beaten eggs on both sides
  • And last, one more time in the flour mixture on both sides
Flip the pork chop over one last time to coat it with the flour mixture.
Flip the pork chop over one last time to coat it with the flour mixture.

Step 7. Repeat Steps 4, 5, and 6

Dip the rest of the pork chop in the flour mixture, beaten eggs, and the flour mixture one more time until all of the porks chops are coated with egg and flour.

Repeat dipping all of the other pork chops into the beaten eggs and flour mixture.
Repeat dipping all of the other pork chops into the beaten eggs and flour mixture.

Step 8. Frying the Pork Chops

Put 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a frying pan on medium-high heat, then when the pan starts to warm up, add the flour-coated pork chops using a pair of tongs. Note: Be careful of splattering oil while frying the pork chops.

Brown the pork chops on one side for 4 to 5 minutes, then using the tongs, turn the pork chops over in the frying pan and brown the other side for 4 to 5 minutes.

Note: After browning, use an instant-read meat thermometer and insert it in the middle of the pork chops to check the internal temperature to make sure the temperature is at 145 degrees. If the temperature is not at 145 degrees, fry the pork chops for a few more minutes and check again.

Fried Pork Chops Recipe in the frying pan. Pork chops frying in the frying pan for four to five minutes on each side. Check the internal temperature to make sure the temperature is at 145 degrees. If not cook a few more minutes.
Pork chops frying in the frying pan for four to five minutes on each side. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees.

Step 9. Fried Pork Chops are Done

After that, remove the pork chops from the frying pan and place them on a plate and cover them to keep them warm. You can put a layer of paper towels on the plate, or not. The paper towel will absorb a little bit of the extra oil that you don’t want to eat.

Fried Pork Chops Recipe on paper towels on a plate.
Fried pork chops on paper towels on a plate.

In the next step, Step 10, we will be making a simple gravy recipe from the drippings of the pork chops. However, making the gravy is optional, so if you don’t want to make the gravy, the pork chops are done and can be served at this point. Otherwise, continue to step 10 for the gravy recipe.

Fried pork chops recipe on a plate.
Fried pork chops on a plate.

Step 10. Making the Gravy for Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Make sure there is about 1/4 of a cup of the pork chops drippings in the frying pan that the pork chops were fried in. If there aren’t enough drippings, you can add more vegetable oil if you need to.

Turn the heat to medium-high, then, add enough of the leftover flour that was used to dip the pork chops in (plus more if needed) together with the drippings in the frying pan. Use enough flour to make a paste. Cook the flour and pork chop dippings mixture until the flour is browned, stirring constantly with a spoon.

About one-fourth cup of drippings from pork chops and leftover flour is added to make a paste.
About one-fourth cup of drippings from pork chops and leftover flour is added to make a paste.

Next, change your utensil to a whisk now. Note: A spoon will work okay if you don’t have a whisk, but a whisk helps break up the lumps and clumps in the gravy better.

Whisking constantly, add 2 ½ cups of water and ½ cup of milk together with the browned flour mixture in the frying pan.

Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until it thickens into a nice gravy consistency. When the desired thickness is to your liking, turn off the burner.

Add two and a half cups of water and one-half cup of milk with the browned flour mixture. Whisk it constantly.
Add two and a half cups of water and one-half cup of milk with the browned flour mixture. Whisk it constantly.

This gravy recipe makes about 2 and 1/2 cups of gravy after it is done cooking.

About two and a half cups of pork chop gravy in a frying pan.
About two and a half cups of pork chop gravy in a frying pan.

Ready-to-Eat Fried Pork Chops and Gravy

Pour the gravy into a gravy serving dish and serve alongside the pork chops at dinner time.

Gravy made from the porch chops drippings.
Fried pork chops and gravy.

This gravy tastes fantastic poured over the pork chops. We made mashed potatoes with this pork chops dinner and the gravy tastes great on the mashed potatoes too. You can put the gravy on both the pork chops and the mashed potatoes as we did.

Fried Pork Chops with gravy on a plate.
Pork chops with gravy on a plate.

Final Thoughts

The granddaughters gobbled up the pork chops, the mashed potatoes, and also the lettuce salad we had as a side dish. Enjoy!

Pork chops and gravy.

If you love fried pork chops, you must try our recipe for pork chops with sauerkraut, which is one of our favorite family dinners. Also, for a delicious after-dinner dessert, try these amazing lemon bars.

Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Fried Pork Chops Recipe

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These pork chops are breaded with a five seasoned flour mixture, then fried, and served with gravy made from the drippings of the pork chops.
5 from 3 votes
Cost $10
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Pork Chops

  • 12 pork chops – thin cut (about 3 pounds – 2 pork chops per person)
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 2 eggs

Gravy (optional)

  • cups water (for gravy)
  • 1/2 cup milk (for gravy)

Instructions
 

Pork Chops

  • Put the flour, black pepper, table salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and creole seasoning into a medium-sized bowl. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a bowl that will fit the size of a pork chop. Set aside.
  • Lay the thin-cut pork chops on paper towels and pat dry each one.
  • Place one pork chop in the flour mixture to coat one side with flour, then flip it over to coat the other side with flour.
  • Next, dip the floured pork chop in the bowl of beaten eggs to coat one side. Then flip the pork chop over for the other side.
  • Put the pork chop back into the flour mixture one more time and coat both sides.
  • Repeat dipping the other pork chops in the flour mixture and beaten eggs.
  • The next step is to put 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a frying pan on medium-high heat. When the pan warms up, add the flour-coated pork chops using a pair of tongs. Note: Be careful of splattering oil while frying the pork chops.
  • Brown the pork chops on one side for 4 to 5 minutes. Then turn the pork chops over and brown the other side for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • After browning for 4 to 5 minutes, insert an instant-read meat thermometer in the middle of the pork chops to check the internal temperature. The temperature should be 145 degrees. If not, fry them for a few more minutes and check again.
  • Remove the pork chops from the frying pan, place them on a plate, and cover them to keep them warm.

Gravy (optional)

  • In the same pan that the pork chops were fried in, make sure there is about 1/4 of a cup of the pork chop drippings. Add more vegetable oil to the frying pan if you need to.
  • Turn the heat to medium-high. Add enough of the leftover flour, plus more if needed, to the drippings in the frying pan. Stir to make a flour paste.
  • Cook the flour and pork chop dippings mixture until the flour is browned, stirring constantly with a spoon.
  • Using a whisk, whisk as you add the water and the milk to the browned flour mixture in the frying pan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until it thickens into a gravy consistency. When the desired thickness is to your liking, turn off the burner.
  • This gravy recipe makes about 2 and 1/2 cups of gravy after it is done cooking.
  • Serve the fried pork chops along side the gravy.

Recipe Notes

  • This gravy tastes great poured over the fried pork chops and also poured on top of some delicious mashed potatoes too.
  • Side dishes can include a garden salad, fresh veggies, and hot buttered corn.
  • When making pork chops for dinner, figure about 2 pork chops per person.
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