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Crispy Baked Pork Chops with Tomato Jam

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Tomato Jam:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Crispy Baked Pork Chops:
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Basil Rub
  • 3 boneless pork chops about an inch thick
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Place the olive oil into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook on medium low for 60 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat and blend it well using an immersion blender.
  • While the tomato jam is simmering, line a baking sheet with tin foil then place a wire rack on top.
  • Combine the panko crumbs with the Sweet Basil Rub and mix until well combined. Mix the egg with the milk and whisk until thoroughly combined. Dip the pork chops into the egg mixture then place into the panko mixture, making sure to cover the entire chop with the panko mixture. Place the pork chop on the wire rack. Repeat procedure with the remaining chops.
  • Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Side Note: Don't skip this step - it helps the panko adhere to the pork. Remove from the refrigerator and let them sit a room temperature while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop then spray each chop with a bit of cooking spray. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pork's internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
  • Turn the oven to broil and cook for a minute or two (watching very carefully) so the top crust gets golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the tomato jam. Enjoy.