Panko-Crusted Pork Chops
ginger-soy sauce / Asian wilted greens
A crust of panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs makes these pork chops crunchy on the outside and retains moisture on the inside. We add garlic Asian greens and a quick ginger-soy sauce for a great combination of flavors.
- Pork chops, bone-in or out - 4
- Eggs - 2
- Panko breadcrumbs - 1 cup
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Chinese kale (sub bok choy or broccolini) - 12 oz, chopped
- Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
- Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
- Water - 2 Tbsp
- Lemons - 1/2, juice of
- Ginger, fresh - 2 inches, grated
- Honey - 1/4 cup
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/4 cup
- Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
- Fish sauce (opt) - 2 tsp
- Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger, honey, soy sauce, vinegar and fish sauce and whisk to combine. Cook until sauce begins to simmer, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer sauce to a bowl and return pan to heat (no need to wipe it out).
- Add sesame oil and garlic to the hot pan and saute until garlic softens, ~2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, water and kale. Cover tightly with a lid or foil and allow to simmer until greens are wilted, 4 to 6 minutes. (If using bok choy or broccolini instead of kale, cook until tender, which may take a few minutes more.) Drain liquid. Season with some salt and pepper and squeeze lemon juice over the top.
- While greens are cooking, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil. Dip pork chops into egg wash and then into panko. Add pork chops to the pan and cook on both sides until panko is golden brown and internal temperature is 145F (63C) degrees, 4 to 6 minutes per side (depends on thickness). Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for ~5 minutes before slicing.
- Serve pork chops with ginger-soy sauce over the top and greens on the side and enjoy!
Loved the pork chops! Made rice and lemon green beans instead of the kale. The sauce was great on the pork chops and the rice. Will definitely make this again.0 Helpful
Sauce was tasty and pork chops (which we broiled instead for more crunch) were yummy as expected. Not a big fan of the veggie - found it a little bitter - probably would have liked baby bok choy better.0 Helpful
Great flavor for the pork and sauce, definitely husband approved. I ended up with an uneven fry to my chops, but that was just my inexperience. Next time I will start the veggies in the middle of cooking the pork so they don't get overdone. I served with a little brown rice for a palate cleansing starch and to soak up the tasty sauce on the plate.0 Helpful
Sauce was terrific. Did not make the Kale (don't like). Had wilted spinach salad instead. Good substitute. Maybe quinoa the next time.0 Helpful
I felt it was missing a carb so I added quinoa and I loved it. So much flavour it was a real treat!0 Helpful
Pork chops were excellent and stayed moist. The sauce was amazing!!0 Helpful