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Southern-fried flavor packed into quick and easy fried pork chops - with tasty seasonings and simple ingredients, you can make a hearty meal in a hurry!
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  1. FRIED PORK CHOPS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS FRIED PORK CHOPS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
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Our recipe for quick and easy fried pork chops will get you from stove-top skillet to dinner table in less than half an hour. Not only will you love how flavorful each bite is, but you’ll also enjoy how simple this recipe is; you can make it with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

There are so many delicious ways to make the perfect pork chop. Our French Onion Pork Chops is another great pan-fried pork chop recipe to try. Also, try our Bacon Mac and Cheese for more classic comfort food!

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FRIED PORK CHOPS INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 to 6 boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

GRAVY: A drizzle of your favorite brown gravy over these juicy pork chops is a great way to add a layer of moisture and extra flavor. 

ITALIAN SEASONING: Italian seasoning is a very versatile and flavorful spice blend that you can add to your spice mixture for an extra level of taste.

GROUND CAYENNE PEPPER: Looking to spice up your pork chops? Adding a rubbing of ground cayenne pepper to your pork gives it a kick; perfect for those who want a spicier dish.

BONE-IN PORK CHOPS: If you have bone-in chops, you can either remove the bone by cutting it out or frying them for an extra few minutes. You won’t be able to pound them, so adjust your cooking time based on the thickness of your meat. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the temperature is 165°F near the bone.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS FRIED PORK CHOPS RECIPE

STEP ONE: To begin making your fried pork chops whisk together flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a shallow bowl.

STEP TWO: Get a separate shallow bowl and beat eggs in it. 

STEP THREE: Place the pork chops between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pound them with a meat mallet to thin chops until they are about ½ to ¾-inch thick.

Fried Pork Chops process shot of meat being pounded with a meat mallet

STEP FOUR: Heat oil about ¾ inch deep over medium-high heat in a cast-iron skillet. Heat the oil to 375°F.

PRO TIP: If you don’t have a thermometer, test the hot oil by dropping a very tiny amount of the beaten eggs into it. If it bubbles up to the surface, it’s ready to use. If it bubbles too aggressively, allow it to cool down a bit.

STEP FIVE: Dip each pork chop in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Then dunk each side into the egg dip and back into the flour mixture.

Fried Pork Chops process shot of pork chop being dipped into flour then into egg and then back into flour

STEP SIX: Carefully drop pork chop into the large skillet with the heated oil.

Fried Pork Chops process shot of pork chops placed into a pan of hot oil

STEP SEVEN: Fry pork chops on both sides until cooked through. Cooking for about 3 minutes on one side, flip, and then about 2 minutes on the other side, making sure no pink juices remain. The pork chops should reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

PRO TIP: Maintain an oil temperature between 350°F and 375°F for best results. Don’t allow the oil to get too hot. Continue to turn it down little by little throughout the cooking process, as long as the oil remains bubbling appropriately.

Fried Pork Chops process shot of pork chops in a pan of hot oil and being temperature checked

STEP EIGHT: Place pork chops on a paper towel or brown paper bag to soak up excess oil.

STEP NINE: Continue dredging (dipping in flour, egg wash, flour mixtures) the remaining pork chops and cooking, taking care not to overcrowd the pan.

STEP TEN: Serve immediately.

HOW TO SERVE

The best way to serve this southern fried pork chops recipe is with green beans or a salad and mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes on the side. It’s also fantastic served over this fried rice recipe.

This is the ultimate in a comfort-filled meal.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: When properly stored in an airtight container, the leftover fried pork chops will keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: To further extend the storage time of the cooked pork chops, store them in an airtight container or in heavy-duty freezer bags, and store them in the freezer for about 2 to 3 months.

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Juicy, golden brown, fried pork chops are perfect for busy weeknights when you need to cook a family-sized meal. You’ll love that each bite is packed with seasonings and perfect southern fried flavor! Your taste buds will thank you for adding this to the list of family favorites.

FAQ

Do I have to use boneless chops for this recipe?

You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops for this recipe. You won’t be able to thin out the boneless chops so you may need to increase your cooking time slightly.

I don’t have a cast iron skillet, can I still make this recipe?

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use a large, deep frying pan or pot to fry the pork chops.

Can I freeze leftover pork chops?

You can freeze the cooked pork chops in an airtight container for about 2-3 months.

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Fried Pork Chops

5 from 113 votes
Southern-fried flavor packed into quick and easy fried pork chops – with tasty seasonings and simple ingredients, you can make a hearty meal in a hurry!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ tsp coarse black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 to 6 boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a shallow bowl.
  • Beat eggs in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Place pork chops between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pound with a meat mallet to thin them to about ½ to ¾ inch thick.
  • Heat oil about ¾ inch deep over medium-high in a cast iron skillet. Heat oil to 375°F.
  • Dip each pork chop in the flour mixture, coating both sides. Then dunk each side into the beaten eggs and back into the flour mixture.
  • Carefully drop pork chop into heated oil and fry on both sides until cooked through (Cooking for about 3 minutes on one side, flip, and then about 2 minutes on the other side, making sure no pink juices remain). The pork chops should reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Maintain an oil temperature between 350°F and 375°F for best results.
  • Place cooked pork chops on paper towels or brown paper bags to soak up excess oil.
  • Continue dredging (dipping in flour, egg, flour mixtures) the remaining pork chops and cooking, taking care not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 339mg | Calcium: 15mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 124IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 288mg | Cholesterol: 86mg | Calories: 413kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Fat: 33g | Protein: 17g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 1mg
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  1. A.J. Hobratschk says

    5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious! I fixed a family pack and had leftovers which I froze. How is the best way to reheat them? Thank you for this recipe! It is wonderful!

    • Layne Kangas says

      So glad you enjoyed them! You should reheat in the oven at 425* on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Cover the top with another sheet of foil and heat for about 10 minutes. You can flip them and heat for a few more minutes if they’re not warmed through. Enjoy!

  2. Angie Carey says

    5 stars
    This recipe looks pretty easy. Especially with photos. That’s very helpful.
    I LOVE, LOVE fried pork chops!!
    But I now have serious health issues, so I bake my pork chops,
    Using your recipe, I still got the same flavour, to get that little bit of crunch, I used my convection oven. Acts almost as an air fryer. My husband loved it.

  3. Kathy V. says

    I fry my pork chops with a little bit of
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil and butter then
    I add some red wine and mushrooms
    And I let it simmer slowly for about
    20 minutes . Then I put it on my plate
    With a side salad and baked potato.

  4. Mary T Morris says

    5 stars
    Omg, I have been looking for a good, easy recipe for fried pork chops! Hubby and I both love them! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  5. Darp says

    5 stars
    Rice! Served it with white rice and the pairing, although simple, was delicious!! Easy recipe and can remember easy too. Win, win, pork chop din!

  6. Diane Eldridge says

    5 stars
    The ingredients for this recipe are awesome. I would serve these pork chops with mashed potatoes, green beans and cinnamon applesauce. I would also use a mushroom sauce for the potatoes.

  7. Mary Anne Cordick says

    I have never tried fried pork chops this way before….but I assure you I have saved this recipe. They look soooo good!

  8. Donna Edwards says

    5 stars
    I love fried but I don’t need the extra calories, so I normally bake them. Mashed potato and gravy and a biscuit are my sides.

  9. Celesti says

    5 stars
    Great starter recipe for many who love pork chops. I like to add a tsp of old bay seasoning to the flour portion. We serve apple sauce on the side with chops. Au gratin potatoes complements the meal and don’t forget to finish the menu with a glass of wine. 😊

  10. Anna says

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. Growing up my dad would always fry pork chops and I have continued the tradition. I’m partial to fried but I love pork chops so wouldn’t turn them down no matter how they are cooked.

  11. Julie says

    5 stars
    Love fried pork chops ! My husbands grandma was a southern lady as sweet as can be her name was Belli always made a breakfast with fried pork chops and fried chicken with of course gravey on them so yummy !

  12. Charlene says

    5 stars
    For a side with my chops, I always make a cabbage,apple, onion slaw up.

    Saute onion slices/rings, half an Apple (I use Granny Smith) in olive oil, then add pepper, kosher salt, apple cider vinegar, then chopped cabbage until softened but with crunchy parts still present. *All whatever amount pieces you would want enough for that meal or if you want leftovers as well.

  13. Sonya Sloan says

    5 stars
    I usually take the easy way out and use shake n bake(yikes) my granny would yell at me. This recipe was so yummy and tasty also I love heavy and mashed potatoes with my chops. When choosing my chops I like bone in because they seem to hold the moisture of this delicate white meat.

  14. Sonya Sloan says

    5 stars
    I usually take the easy way out and use shake n bake(yikes) my granny would yell at me. This recipe was so yummy and tasty also I love heavy and mashed potatoes with my chops. When choosing my chops I like bone in because they seem to hold the moisture of this delicate white meat.

  15. Mark says

    I have always loved fried pork chops served with a green salad. My dad made the best fried pork chops and now I make a pretty mean chop.

  16. Maureen says

    5 stars
    I have made these fried pork chops several times. I love them fried but I have also made them baked. It’s a nice change but I still like your recipe for fried.

  17. Barbara says

    5 stars
    I love fried pork chops. Next time I’ll have to try pounding them. Sometimes I bake them and sometimes I fry. We do like them spicy too. I usually make gravy, but I put the gravy over white rice or mashed potatoes. My favorite side is garlicky green beans. WOW, I’m getting hungry.

  18. Sera Chargualaf Taitano says

    5 stars
    Will definitely try this new recipe❣️
    I usually fry my pork chops and then smother it with Cream of Mushroom soup, adding a little water to thin out, and then sprinkle desired amount of packaged mozzarella sliced cheese on top quickly after cooking to melt, or if time permits, under broiler for a few minutes. Great with rice or baked potato, whole or cubed.

  19. Sharon Miller says

    I have not made this but it sounds delicious. I try to use as little oil as possible when frying.

  20. Kathy says

    5 stars
    I like to fry pork chops but mine are often dry and seem flavorless. I don’t usually use gravy.
    Baking them in cream of mushroom soup is best for me.

  21. Michele says

    5 stars
    I usually bake pork chops or cook them in the instant pot, but this recipe looks and sounds delicious. I’m going to give it a try!

  22. Jennifer Thompson says

    5 stars
    I honestly absolutely love this recipe and so do my kids and I either pair the pork chops with Mash potatoes & gravy and depending on my kids I will make my homemade Asian style veggies or a nice fresh garden salad and I also have made the fried pork chops and then put mushrooms soup on them and baked it in the oven for about 30 to 40 mins and OMG SERIOUSLY THESE ARE TRULY AMAZING AND I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU TRY TO MAKE THE POSK CHOPS HOW I HAVE CAUSE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL ALL BE BLOWN AWAY BY THE AMAZING TASTE

  23. Nancy Salsi says

    5 stars
    Grew up on fried pork chops, both breaded and no breading. Mum always used bone in, center cut rib. I did too. It wasn’t until I was in a nursing home that I had boneless. I prefer bone in as they aren’t as thick. Have you ever tried them baked with rice and cream of mushroom soup? I crave those occasionally.

  24. Gloria Miller says

    5 stars
    I’m a classicist when it comes to my fried pork chops. No breading. Nothing spicy. Then it has to be mashed potatoes and creamed corn as sides. I even use the creamed corn as a substitute for gravy. Oh boy…Guess what I’m having for dinner tonight.

  25. LisaT says

    4 stars
    Love the prep for the pork chops. Instead of flour I use planko and air fry the chops. I serve rice as the accompanying side and of course gravy as an option.

  26. Bryan Kimble says

    Gravy is a must!
    Spicy pork chops hmm never done it but sounds amazing. Nothing like good ol mashed potatoes with fried pork chops. Gonna have ro try to make these. Never had fried pork chops but fried stuff is so much better in my opinion.

  27. Jenny Sue says

    5 stars
    Have you made fried pork chops before…?

    Absolutely! I make them and then top them with pecans and honey that I’ve cooked up with butter from the pan drippings. Absolutely amazing!

  28. Bianca says

    5 stars
    I’ve made pork chops, but never fried like this before. Sounds delicious, will definitely give this recipe a try! Maybe add a little gravy too!

  29. Sam Riley says

    5 stars
    hi l served this to my husbans last night ans he loved it and so did l, l am sure this will be one of my new go to recipes, thank you

  30. Faith Elaine Lloyd says

    5 stars
    I usually fix the pork chops without gravy but with gravy might be good. I fix my chops with home fried potatoes, macaroni & cheese and corn.

    • Patricia Schaffer says

      5 stars
      I have had fried pork chops (which are my favorite, boneless or bone-in), but not this recipe, but I will try this one, it sounds delicious. I usually serve baked beans and applesauce with pork chops and a green veggie. Thanks for the chance!

  31. Jeanne Hunt says

    5 stars
    Love, love, love this recipe with a spicy Louisiana rub added and baked in the oven. I serve this with homemade Mac and cheese and there are never any leftovers.

  32. Waukea says

    5 stars
    I fry mine, then top with sauteed onions and sauerkraut then drizzled with maple syrup and let simmer for about 45 minutes! Yummy and tender

  33. Katrina Johnson says

    5 stars
    We love fried pork chops! I definitely like to have gravy- especially a white country gravy. Delicious!

  34. Pat says

    My husband and I have been making these for over 25 years. Sometimes for a change we rub Worcestershire sauce over the pork, use Grillmates Applewood rub, Badia Pork and Meat Rub, then follow your/ours recipe.
    We serve with mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, twice baked potatoes, or scalloped potatoes. Green Been casserole, Corn casserole, I mix a can of corn with a can of cream corn, or mixed vegetables, and we always have either broccoli or Brussels sprouts and apple sauce.
    This is always requested by my daughter’s family so we invite all my family over including my sisters family.

  35. Trenna says

    I cook my pork chops in the slow cooker. Do a quick sear in a skillet on the stove, place in the slow cooker, cover with homemade shiitake mushroom soup and set on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with brown rice. YUM!

  36. Mandy White-Rogers says

    5 stars
    I like my pork chops spicy. I really like to pour some of the liquid from a jar of jalepenos over my fried pork chops. It’s delicious!!! And I also love green beans with my fried pork chops.

  37. Linda says

    5 stars
    I usually make my fried pork chops in hot oil. I think it tastes more authentic this way. This sounds yummy! I can’t wait to try it!

  38. Candace says

    5 stars
    I think fried pork chops are delicious on their own, but adding gravy makes them even better! White and brown are both equally good IMO.

  39. Margot says

    5 stars
    Personally, I usually bake my pork chops and add some cream of mushroom soup to them while it bakes. Although, I am going to try this recipe.

  40. Theresa Musser says

    5 stars
    I make my pork chops schnitzel style. Pounded flat, double breaded, fried in oil. Add capers, cooked onion and mushrooms on top with a drizzle of lemon. Served with spatzle and red cabbage.

  41. Laura Yarzebinski says

    5 stars
    I usually oven (bake) fry my pork chops since I don’the like grease spatter, but these sound really good!

  42. Vicki in Birmingham says

    This recipe looks delicious! I like my porkchops spicy – with different spices, but not pepper spicy.

  43. Melinda Fischer says

    5 stars
    I braise the pork chops with onion and seasoning. Place in crockpot with 2 cans of mushroom soup. Add browning and simmer.

  44. Beth says

    5 stars
    I love to make fried cinnamon apples with pork chops. I also serve cornbread stuffing and green beans or creamed corn.

  45. Zelma Nix says

    5 stars
    Just by looking at the recipe I can tell I will like it. I like spicy pork chops and also like chops with gravy.

  46. Eileen Emerson says

    We typically only have pork chops fried. Truly they’re sautéed as the flavor is most what we remember them tasting like when I was younger. For sides peppers and onions, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes and cabbage slaw are my go to.

  47. Maryann says

    5 stars
    These are moist and tender with the crispy coating I like. Sometimes with gravy and other times with hot sauce. Any type of potato will go with this or rice. Especially if serving gravy. Mac n cheese is also good with pork.

    I also like my pork chops BBQ’d or cooked in sauces.

    I LIKE pork!

  48. Dorain E Hendrie says

    5 stars
    I love the sound of this fried pork chop recipe and can’t wait to try it. I always love to pair my chops with baked scalloped potatoes and a side vegetable 😋 yummy!

  49. Tina Harvey says

    Love pork chops. My husband has to have gravy with his. I like it too. thank you love your recipes, I am learning alot from you. love it.

  50. Sandra Korn says

    5 stars
    Like to make gravy after frying chops, served with steamed rice and asparagus. Season chops with salt, pepper, garlic and a little sage.

  51. Lori says

    5 stars
    I’ve never made fried pork chops before and this recipe looks so good and easy that I can’t wait to make them! Thank you!😊

  52. Jennifer says

    5 stars
    I prefer to fry my pork chops and smother them in cream gravy. My husband likes his fried too but he wants his with an onion Ah Jus sauce.

  53. Julie says

    5 stars
    This recipe reminds me of the fried pork chops we had at the club when my husband was overseas while. in the Air Force. I love them with any kind of potatoes, especially mashed potatoes and gravy.

  54. Tom Wagner says

    Excellent simple recipe. I have reusable covered plates so I can freeze complete meals for later quick reheating. These are perfect for this. I will add gravy to the chops and mashed potatoes after the chops and green beans have have frozen, then freeze the completed dinners .

  55. Lynn Velier says

    5 stars
    I have never made Pork Chops fried in oil like this recipe. My husband brought some home from the store the other week. I wasn’t too impressed with them and I knew he probably paid a good amt of money for them. I knew I could probably do much better. NOW I have the recipe to try! Thanks for saving my day!! I totally forgot about looking.

  56. Cheryl Dunkelberger says

    5 stars
    Ive never made fried pork chop but i have had them at cb and loved them! I will definitely be trying this recipe as soon as i get some boneless chops. I will serve them with mashed potatoes and whatever veggie sounds good that day

  57. Tricia Bryant says

    5 stars
    I love porkchops always finding new ways to cook bake or fry with delicious spices or rubs mmm mmm good

  58. Makayla says

    I love my porkchops with mash potatoes & corn. Once in awhile bread the & bake them with gravy. The best as my late family member use to make them like that.

  59. CAROL B. says

    5 stars
    I have made fried pork chops many times. Love making the battered, spicy recipe. Serve with mashed potatoes, and cranberry jelled sauce. My favorite is pounding out the chop very thin, add slice of swiss cheese and a slice of sliced ham. Make it into a roll and fry in butter. Excellent

  60. Carol Adams says

    Yes, I have fried pork chops before, though not this recipe. I like brown gravy for mashed potatoes. I don’t put the gravy over the pork chops. My favorite sides are mashed potatoes and gravy and applesauce.

  61. Sherrijo capodiferro says

    5 stars
    I like to first put pork chop in flour, then eggs, then Italian bread crumbs. Put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour so the breading settles and won’t fall off in frying pan. I always serve mine with applesauce, not Gravy, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.

  62. Crystal Reed says

    I like chops with Gray, Mashed Potatoes, an Collared Greens & a Bottle of Sweet Red Wine❤❤❤❤

  63. Jeannine says

    5 stars
    I usually make mine with gravy because my husband likes it with mashed potatoes and gravy and then a bit of gravy on the pork chops. Great recipe

  64. PATRICIA J GIAQUINTO says

    5 stars
    I always make pork chops every week and I serve them with apple sauce and mashed potatos. I will be trying this recipe.

  65. Linda K. says

    5 stars
    These look delicious. I usually pan fry my pork chops just until the breading lightly browns and then bake to finish them off because I was taught this is how pork chops stay moist and tender. I will try this recipe and see if I can get the same results as I do with baking. I like to serve pork chops with sauerkraut and dumplings or mashed potatoes and a vegetable.

  66. Lorna D. Dobles says

    5 stars
    Yes I prefer fried porkchop and gravy simply because it’s the favorite of my children simple lesstime to prepare, but very delicious.

  67. Jenny says

    5 stars
    What’s your favorite side to serve with fried pork chops?
    I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes with pork. I prefer a baked sweet potato with cinnamon, butter, and a touch of brown sugar.

  68. mary melville says

    5 stars
    My husband and I love this recipe. Served it with buttery mashed potatoes and asparagus. It’s a keeper….

  69. Dennis Doty says

    5 stars
    Just tried this recipe. Awesome! I’ve been frying my pork chops all wrong for years. These are the best I’ve ever had. Excuse me while I have another.

  70. Kit says

    5 stars
    Making these right now, added parsley and parmesan to the mix. Serving with mashed potatoes and sautéed zucchini. Too hot today for the oven.

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