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Air Fryer Pork Chops

Today, I’m bringing you a mouthwatering recipe that’ll have your taste buds dancing with joy. We’re talking about succulent Air Fryer Pork Chops with a crispy seasoned batter that’ll make you fall in love with your air fryer all over again. Get ready to elevate your dinner game to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Imagine sinking your teeth into tender pork chops coated in a perfectly seasoned batter, all while enjoying the guilt-free satisfaction of using your air fryer. Not only are these pork chops incredibly flavorful and crispy, but they’re also healthier than traditional fried pork chops since they’re cooked with minimal oil. Plus, they’re super easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you crave a satisfying meal without all the fuss. Trust me, once you try these Air Fryer Pork Chops, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with any other method of cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour( garlic powder, onion powder and paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon your favorite seasoning blend
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Olive oil spray

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prepare the Pork Chops:
    • Use a fork to poke several holes in each pork chop to allow the seasoning and buttermilk to penetrate.
  2. Season the Flour:
    • In a shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour and your chosen seasoning blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Create the Batter:
    • In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk to create the egg wash.
  4. Coat the Pork Chops:
    • Dip each pork chop first into the seasoned flour, ensuring it’s fully coated.
    • Then, dip the flour-coated pork chops into the egg wash.
    • Finally, coat them once more in the seasoned flour, ensuring an even coating.
  5. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  6. Air Fry the Pork Chops:
    • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray.
    • Place the coated pork chops in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
    • Lightly spray the tops of the pork chops with olive oil spray.
    • Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until golden brown and crispy on the outside and cooked through to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  7. Serve:
    • Once cooked, remove the pork chops from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes.
    • Serve the air fryer pork chops hot with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket to ensure proper air circulation and even cooking.
  • Experiment with different seasoning blends to customize the flavor of your pork chops.
  • For extra crispy pork chops, lightly spray them with olive oil before air frying.

Variations:

  1. BBQ Glazed Pork Chops: Brush the pork chops with your favorite BBQ sauce before coating them in the seasoned flour.
  2. Garlic Parmesan Pork Chops: Add grated Parmesan cheese and minced garlic to the seasoned flour mixture for a savory twist.
  3. Cajun Spiced Pork Chops: Season the flour with Cajun seasoning for a spicy kick.
  4. Honey Mustard Pork Chops: Drizzle the pork chops with honey mustard sauce before coating them in the seasoned flour.
  5. Lemon Herb Pork Chops: Add lemon zest and chopped fresh herbs to the seasoned flour mixture for a bright and refreshing flavor.
  6. Teriyaki Glazed Pork Chops: Brush the pork chops with teriyaki sauce before coating them in the seasoned flour.
  7. Italian Breaded Pork Chops: Season the flour with Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese for an Italian-inspired flavor.
  8. Smoky Paprika Pork Chops: Add smoked paprika to the seasoned flour mixture for a rich and smoky flavor.
  9. Maple Glazed Pork Chops: Drizzle the pork chops with maple syrup before coating them in the seasoned flour.
  10. Spicy Sriracha Pork Chops: Brush the pork chops with Sriracha sauce before coating them in the seasoned flour for a spicy kick.

What to Serve It With:

  1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  3. Garlic Butter Green Beans
  4. Classic Coleslaw
  5. Buttered Corn on the Cob
  6. Baked Sweet Potatoes
  7. Tangy Cucumber Salad
  8. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
  9. Steamed Broccoli
  10. Crispy Onion Rings

Freezing Instructions:

  1. Allow the cooked air fryer pork chops to cool completely to room temperature.
  2. Place the pork chops in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they are not touching each other.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the pork chops for about 1-2 hours or until they are firm.
  4. Once the pork chops are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe resealable plastic bag or airtight container, removing as much air as possible before sealing.
  5. Label the bag or container with the date and contents.
  6. Store the frozen pork chops in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating Instructions:

  1. When ready to reheat the frozen air fryer pork chops, preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the frozen pork chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  3. Lightly spray the tops of the pork chops with olive oil spray to help them crisp up.
  4. Air fry the frozen pork chops at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through the reheating time, until they are heated through and crispy on the outside.
  5. Check the internal temperature of the pork chops with a meat thermometer to ensure they have reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  6. Once heated through, remove the pork chops from the air fryer and serve immediately with your favorite sides.

Additional Tips:

  • For best results, it’s recommended to reheat the frozen pork chops in the air fryer rather than the microwave or oven to help retain their crispy texture.
  • You can also reheat individual portions of the frozen pork chops in the microwave on medium power for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through, but this method may result in slightly less crispy results.
  • Avoid refreezing previously frozen pork chops after reheating, as this can affect their texture and flavor. It’s best to consume them within 2-3 days after reheating.

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Summer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Use a fork to poke several holes in each pork chop to allow the seasoning and buttermilk to penetrate.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour and your chosen seasoning blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk to create the egg wash.
  4. Dip each pork chop first into the seasoned flour, ensuring it’s fully coated. Then, dip the flour-coated pork chops into the egg wash. Finally, coat them once more in the seasoned flour, ensuring an even coating.
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  6. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Place the coated pork chops in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Lightly spray the tops of the pork chops with olive oil spray. Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until golden brown and crispy on the outside and cooked through to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

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My name is Aaron Brown. You can call me “A.B.”

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