Have you ever had breaded pork chops? Amazing right? But not if you are on a low carb diet. If you are on a low carb diet, breading is a thing of the past. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t wish you could have breaded pork chops. Because, well…yum.
Believe it or not, you can do breading without actual bread. I will admit that it doesn’t quite taste exactly the same, but it surely satisfies a craving because the texture is similar and it honestly tastes really good.
|Low Carb Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops|| |
- 6 thin boneless pork chops
- ⅓ cup dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp thyme
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried basil
- 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- Combine mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, thyme, onion powder, oregano, ¼ tsp kosher salt, ¼ tsp black pepper and basil in a small bowl to use as a marinade. Add pork chops to zipper bag and pour marinade over chops and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Spread Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish or pie pan and coat each pork chop on all sides.
- Add a flat roasting rack to a shallow dish or cookie sheet and place chops on rack. Or you can use a roasting pan with flat rack.
- Season with remaining ¼ tsp kosher salt and ¼ tsp black pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until pork reaches the recommended internal temperature).
- Optional - raise oven rack to top and broil on high until crispy.
These are quite mustard-ey so if you aren’t a fan of mustard maybe you could try mayonnaise. Just make sure it’s a low carb mayo.
I thought they were quite good, and since they were baked they were so easy to make. And there is something about serving pork chops on a blue plate. I can’t resist. I swear they taste better!
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