Double-Crunch Honey-Garlic Porkchops

Double-Crunch Honey-Garlic Porkchops

For some reason, the ManckWhites aren’t really a big pork family. I enjoy a good pork loin, but Bill never gravitates to the piggie recipes when we’re planning the menu. He always makes an exception for this excellent recipe I originally found on Pass the Cinnamon that coats the pork with a double layer of a flavorful crust chock-full of spices which is then dunked in a delicious sauce that literally makes Bill lick the plate! The flour-based crust mixture includes both sweet and spicy flavors that play very well with the addictive honey-garlic-soy sauce with the solid and tasty base of simple pork chops.

Double-Crunch Honey-Garlic Porkchops

  • 6 center loin pork chops
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1½ Tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3-4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • canola oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, thyme, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl, set aside. Combine eggs and water in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then dip them in the flour mixture. Coat the floured chops in the egg bath, then again with the flour, pressing well so lots of the flour mixture sticks.
  3. Heat a skillet with about ½ inch of canola oil in it on medium heat. When oil is warm, cook the chops for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden-brown. Drain on a wire rack while you prepare the sauce.
  4. To make the sauce, combine sesame oil and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat until garlic is soft, but not browned. Add honey, soy sauce and pepper to the pan and simmer together for 5-10 minutes. Allow this to cool for 2-3 minutes, then dunk the pork chops in the sauce before serving.

Double-crunch is right! This flavorful and crispy crust soaks up the tasty honey-garlic sauce without getting soggy or overwhelming. Delicious, especially over rice or fried noodles!

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Click here to download a PDF of this recipe!

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