Crispy Parmesan Pork

December 2011
Crispy Parmesan Pork

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The crunch factor: A coating of parmesan and almonds contrasts beautifully with the juiciness of these pan-fried chops.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons tangerine zest and 1/4 cup juice
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1 small red onion, slivered
  • 4 boneless, 1/2-inch-thick pork loin chops (4 oz. each)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 6 - 7 cups baby spinach
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the tangerine zest and juice. Whisk in 2 tbsp. oil; season.
  2. In a large bowl toss the onion and 1 tbsp. of the tangerine dressing to coat; let marinate. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  3. Using a food processor, grind the almonds and Parmesan to the texture of fine breadcrumbs. Place in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg. Coat the pork in the egg, then the nut mixture, pressing to adhere.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high. Reduce the heat to medium, add the pork and cook until golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. Remove pan from the heat and let the pork rest 3 minutes. Add the spinach and remaining dressing to the marinated onion; toss to coat. Serve with the pork.
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