Breaded Pork Chops with Apple Kraut

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These babies are a winner. Up until recently I would only eat pork chops if they were coated in Shake n’ Bake, but you could also Shake n’ Bake my hand and I would most likely eat it. It wasn’t until I began getting more creative with my pork chop recipes that I actually started appreciating them. Pork is super versatile, which makes them pretty full proof. I can’t wait to experiment with them more often and share the recipes with all of you!

Another great thing about these pork chops? They’re a reasonably healthy option for your weeknight dinner. Stick with the whole wheat bread crumbs, rather than regular or Shake n’ Bake (I’ve also made homemade Ezekiel bread crumbs that came out amazingI’ll share soon!) The Apple Kraut does have 1 tablespoon of both butter and brown sugar in it, but this recipe also yields 4 large pork chops. So if you portion control, that should only be a 1/4 tablespoon of butter & brown sugar per person. Lastly, fermented foods are great for your gut. They’re full of probiotics that help your digestive system, as well as enzymes that make it easier to break down and absorb nutrients.

I apologize for the lack of photos, but if you head over to my Instagram I made I step-by-step highlights video 🙂

 

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These are our favorite whole wheat bread crumbs. They also have the best macros we could find!

 

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Breaded Pork Chops with Apple Kraut

Tender chops with a perfectly crispy, crunchy crust. Topped with a sweet and savory Apple Kraut. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops

Mustard Coating

  • 1/2 cup hot & sweet mustard I use Black Bear
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper

Crust

  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs I use Gia Russa
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt & pepper

Apple Kraut

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 apple chopped
  • 16 oz. sauerkraut
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

Pork Chops

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350º and lining a baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. 
  • Place your pork chops one at a time between two piece of parchment paper. Pound until each chop is about 1″ thick.
  • In a shallow dish, add 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs, seasonings & parsley. In a separate shallow dish, add 1/2 hot & sweet mustard, honey, egg, and seasonings. Whisk together until combined.
  • One at a time, completely coat each pork chop in the mustard, followed by the bread crumbs. Once coated evenly, transfer to your baking sheet.
  • Bake pork chops for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165º.

Apple Kraut

  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a nonstick frying pan. once melted, add your chopped onions and cook on medium-low heat until translucent. Add your sauerkraut, apples, brown sugar, and seasonings. 
  • Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until it begins to simmer. Slowly pour in your white wine. Continue to let simmer until the wine completely reduces (about 7 minutes). Serve on top of pork chops.
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