Quick Crispy Apricot Pork Chops Recipe

Quick Crispy Apricot Pork Chops Recipe

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Quick Crispy Apricot Pork Chops Recipe

Quick Crispy Apricot Pork Chops Recipe: Apricot jam crust gives the pork chop a little sweeter taste.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for baking sheet
  • 2 slices multigrain sandwich bread
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (about 8 ounces each, 3/4 to 1 inch thick), patted dry
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 teaspoons apricot jam

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil; set aside.

Step 2

Tear bread into large pieces; place in food processor. Pulse until large crumbs form. Drizzle with oil; pulse once or twice, just until crumbs are moistened (you should have about 1 1/2 cups crumbs).

Step 3

Season pork chops generously with salt and pepper; spread one side of each chop with 1 teaspoon jam. Dividing evenly, sprinkle breadcrumbs over jam, and pat them on gently.

Step 4

Transfer pork, coated side up, to prepared baking sheet. Bake until crust is golden and pork is opaque throughout (meat should register 150 degrees.on an instant-read thermometer), 14 to 16 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Notes

There’s no need to fry in a lot of oil to get a crisp breadcrumb crust. Before baking, moisten the crumbs with a little oil; coat the pork, chicken, or fish, and bake until golden.