Asiago Crusted Pork Chops

One of our hands down favorite meals.   I vary the cheese based on what I've got in the fridge- sometimes it's the Asiago, sometimes Parmesan, sometimes 3 cheese blend.     I buy thin cut chops and it's a great way to feed the whole family for not a ton of money.

(originally made 4/9/2010)

When I was pregnant with Jake, I had only one food aversion.  Pork.   Chops, bacon, sausage, didn't matter.    Over the last 7 years, I've managed to incorporate bacon and sausage back into my diet, but chops, loin, ribs was still a no go.    Saw this recipe in the Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast book and I thought that I might be able to get by this one mentally, since pounded out and breaded it would be a lot like chicken.     This was lunch today, served alongside a sweet potato with Orange Thyme butter and it made for a perfect meal.   This would also be a great breading for chicken.      Enjoy!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                        Asiago-Crusted Pork Chops

 4                     boneless center-cut loin pork chops -- (4-ounce)
  1                     egg white -- lightly beaten
     1/2           cup  panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
     1/4           cup  grated Asiago cheese -- (1 ounce)
     1/4      teaspoon  salt
     1/4      teaspoon  black pepper
  1         tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  4                     lemon wedges
  2          teaspoons  chopped fresh thyme (used dried)

1. Place pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to an even thickness (about 1/4 inch) using a meat mallet or a small heavy skillet.
2. Place egg white in a shallow dish. Combine panko, cheese, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip pork in egg white; dredge in panko mixture, pressing gently with fingers to coat.
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pork; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge over each pork chop; sprinkle each evenly with thyme.

Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

CALORIES 253 (44% from fat); FAT 12g (sat 4.1g,mono 5.4g,poly 1g); IRON 0.7mg; CHOLESTEROL 71mg; CALCIUM 83mg; CARBOHYDRATE 6.2g; SODIUM 297mg; PROTEIN 27.4g; FIBER 0.6g

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