Oven Fried Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Hash Browns
 
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Pork:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1¼ cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 (1-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Hash browns:
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. For pork: In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, 1 tablespoon water, and cornstarch until smooth. In another shallow dish, stir together bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, and salt. Dip pork chops in egg mixture, letting excess drip o . Dredge pork chops in bread crumbs mixture, pressing bread crumbs gently to adhere.
  3. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork, and cook for 4 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer skillet to oven, and bake until pork is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Meanwhile, for potatoes: In a shallow microwave-safe dish, combine potatoes and 2 tablespoons water. Cover with plastic wrap, peeling back one corner for steam to escape, and microwave on high until potatoes are softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain well.
  6. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and vegetables are lightly browned and tender, about 9 minutes; stir in paprika, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately with pork.
Notes
Kitchen Tip: Be sure your skillet is well heated before you add the pork chops to ensure that the bread crumb coating gets golden brown and crunchy.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/oven-fried-pork-chops-sweet-potato-hash-browns-recipe/