For New Year’s day pork is the traditional meat served in my household; served up with Hengstenberg Red Cabbage with Apple and homemade mashed potatoes loaded with lots of heavy cream, butter, and chives. There’s nothing that makes me happier than a fried pork chop! Two of my favorite men in the world make/made the most amazing pork chops I’ve ever tasted; my father and my dear friend’s stepfather Dick. These Dip Mix Fried Pork Chops are my quick and easy way of frying up chops. This is one of my lazy day non-recipes, for those days when I want to make a great meal without going through a lot of fuss. I use dry dip mixes made with all-natural ingredients that I purchase at craft shows throughout the year. Three brands that I personally use are Forest Green Farm, A Spice Above, and Gourmet Creations. I try to keep a few in my pantry at all times. Combine them with equal parts mayonnaise and sour cream for a quick dip, or just add a teaspoon of dip mix to a 1/4 cup of mayonnaise for a quick flavored sandwich spread. These dip mixes make wonderful gifts, and can be purchased online. (Notice the Red Drum Pottery in the picture below. I’m keeping my New Year’s resolution to use the “good china” more often.)
- Add one to two teaspoons of dip mix to 1/2 cup of flour.
- Add lots of salt and pepper. (Make sure the dip mix you are using does not already contain salt.)
- Dredge the pork chops in the flour mixture.
- Fry the pork chops in olive oil or butter.
- Place one to two teaspoons of dip mix in a large Ziploc bag.
- Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of vinegar or fruit juice. (Lemon, apple, orange, or apple cider are all great choices.)
- Add salt and pepper.
- Mix well by squishing the Ziploc bag with your hands.
- Add the pork chops and squish the bag again.
- Let the chops marinate in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
Cooking Method Options:
- Take the pork chops out of the marinade and cook on the grill.
- Take the pork chops out of the marinade and dredge in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Fry the pork chops in olive oil or butter.
- Place the entire contents of the Ziploc bag in an oven-safe glass dish and bake the pork chops until done.
Here Are Some of My Favorite Dip Mixes
Make Your Own Dip Mixes
- Ranch Dip Mix by Taste of Home
- Southwestern Dip Mix by The Make Your Own Zone
- Herb Dip Mix by Recipe Lion
- French Onion Dip Mix by Bubblews
- Dill Dip Mix by BakeSpace
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