Pork Chop Schnitzel

Pork Chop Recipes – Brined, Baked & Fried

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As we’ve explained in a separate post, pork chops can be a daunting cut of meat to prepare well. Here we offer three pork chop recipes that cook up great every time. First, try brining them to make sure they don’t dry out. Here’s an easy recipe we like that works for either boneless or bone-in chops. Remember you’ll need allow 2-4 hours ahead of time for them to soak. Second, we highly recommend turning boneless loin chops into German-style schnitzel. This recipe is a bit time-consuming but a real crowd pleaser. Lastly, we offer our own recipe for baked pork chops, a preparation that is easy and timeless.*

*Recipe adapted from https://kristineskitchenblog.com/baked-pork-chops/ 



Baked Pork Chops

Serves 4

4 bone-in Firsthand Foods Pork Chops (1-1.5” thick)

4 TB olive oil

3 tsp Adobo seasoning

½ tsp smoked paprika

1TB brown sugar

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Take the pork chops out of the refrigerator 1 hour before prepping.
  2. When you are ready to begin prepping, preheat the oven to 425℉ 
  3. Coat the pork chops with the the olive oil and place in a baking dish
  4. Combine the adobo, smoked paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl
  5. Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with the seasoning mixture
  6. Place the baking dish on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. 
  7. Check the pork chop doneness using a meat thermometer. The pork chops are done when the internal temperature reach 145℉