Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

1 grams of carbs per serve

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil

PARMESAN CRUST

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese,
  • 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley,
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 large egg, beaten 
  • 2 tsp water

Serves 4

METHOD

PREPARATION:

  • Let the pork come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes before beginning or alternately put into the microwave for about 30 seconds. Pat the pork dry with a paper towel. Season well with salt and pepper. Beat the egg and water in a shallow bowl large enough to fit a pork chop. 

COATING:

  • Place the grated Parmesan cheese and crushed pork rinds onto a large dinner plate. Mince the garlic and parsley and add to the cheese. Zest a small lemon, adding the zest to the plate. Mix well with fingers to combine ingredients. 

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat until hot. Pick up a chop with a fork and put it in the beaten egg. Flip it over a few times to fully cover, lift with fork and let any extra egg run off. Make sure it is completely coated.
  • Pour the oil into the pan. Add the crumbed pork chop and put it into the pan. Repeat the breading procedure with the remaining pork chops. 
  • Cook chops and serve with a green salad
  • Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops and the temperature of your pan.