MLB Holiday Recipes: Jason Hammel's Favorite Pork Chops
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Jason Hammel's Favorite Pork Chops
"This is Jason's favorite meal. Anytime I ask him what he wants for dinner, this is what he requests. It has become a tradition to make it around the holidays and special occasions." - Elissa Hammel
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, smashed
4 bone-in center-cut pork loin chops, (about 12 ounces each)
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups finely grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon Special Seasoning, (recipe follows)
1/3 cup olive oil
In a large plastic bag, combine wine, 1/4 cup of the oil, pepper, cayenne, garlic. Add the pork chops and marinate, refrigerated, turning occasionally, for two to four hours.
In a clean, large plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan and special seasoning. Shake to mix.
Remove pork chops from the marinade and shake to remove any excess. One at a time, add the chops to the dry mixture and shake until evenly coated. Remove, place on a large plate and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the remaining 1/3 cup of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chops and cook until golden brown and cooked through, five to six minutes per side.
Remove from the pan and serve immediately.
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.