Pork Chop Finish

Fun times today inside The Dome.

We’re ready to unleash a whole new world of hot takes, stat pulls and analysis as NFL Free Agency kicks into gear. Yes, we’ll talk a lot about Kirk Cousins and the whereabouts of Tony Romo. We’ll eagerly await the next home for Martellus Bennett and Adrian Peterson.

I could do this all day … and I will.

But first, we’re adding a whole other piece to this puzzle. It’s the debut of Fat Guy Cooking, a new endeavor where I dole out some of the cooking tips from my kitchen. My daughters and I love to experiment in the kitchen while having a few laughs and catching up on their schoolwork and the playground goods. We’re also cooking with a purpose. Keep a few bucks in your pocket by cooking at home. We’ll break down some of the economics in each segment.

And yes, we’ll get more stills and video clips (hear the sizzle) in future iterations. And yes, we’ll frame things up better.

The long road begins with the first step.

We start with a great option for every taste: Panko-Crusted Pork Chops

Take a look:


Three eggs – beaten
Panko bread crumbs (1/2 a box)
Thin-cut pork chops
Olive Oil

That is it. It’s that simple.

Season your bread crumbs with Salt, Pepper, maybe some Cumin, Coriander, Cumin or Garam Masala. We can get a long way with Lawry’s seasoning, a staple in the Harmon pantry (not a sponsor).

Heat your olive oil in a non-stick pan or skillet at a six or seven heat level on your stove. Flick a few drops of water into the oil. If you get a cool Vegas magician or Harry Potter popping effect, then you’re ready.

Flatten the pork chops with a mallet, meat tenderizer, bottom of a heavy metal measuring cup.

Dip the pork chop into the egg and then coat with the seasoned bread crumbs. Then, repeat the process.

Add the pork chops to the oil. Remember to put a splash guard over the pan to keep the oil from splashing & creating a mess. Be efficient.

Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Put a paper towel on a plate and use that to drain excess oil after removing your pork chops from the pan.

Pair with some roasted potatoes, steamed rice and a vegetable for a huge win.