Polish Breaded Pork Chops

2 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

I call these "Polish" because this is the way my mother and my grandmother made breaded pork chops. As you will see, they are breaded "backwards", that is, coating the chops with bread crumbs first, and then dipping in egg second. I'm not sure why, but this produces pork chops so tender that you can cut them with a fork.

This is a very forgiving recipe that is open to a lot of interpretation. I'm writing it the way I usually make it, but you can use whatever spices you like. Any pork chops work, whether they are very lean loin chops, pork sirloin chops, or the cheapest "family pack" assortment of various cuts. Of course, you might need a butter knife to cut the leanest cuts, however they will still be the most tender you have every had.


4 Pork Chops
1 cup Bread crumbs
2 large Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Dried Marjoram; crushed
1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme; crushed
2 envelopes G. Washington Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Butter-flavored Crisco
1 large can Sauerkraut

Original recipe makes 4



Trim the pork chops of all visible fat. Rend the fat in a non-stick frying pan over low heat while you prepare the chops.

Beat the eggs with about 1/8 cup of cold water in a shallow bowl or dish big enough to dip the chops. Set aside. Put bread crumbs on a plate or shallow dish. Wash off the chops and set them in a single layer on a plate or on waxed paper.

Mix the marjoram, thyme, salt, pepper and one envelope of G. Washington seasoning and sprinkle on both sides of the pork chops. Set aside.

Remove the browned bits of pork fat from the frying pan. Add the Crisco to rendered pork fat in the frying pan and raise the heat to medium. Press the damp, seasoned pork chops into the bread crumbs. Turn over and repeat until the chops are well-coated. Dip the coated chops into egg mixture on both sides and then brown on both sides in the non-stick frying pan. Repeat with each chop.

Remove the chops from the pan, pour off the fat and wipe out the pan with a paper towel. Put 1/2 the sauerkraut in the bottom of the frying pan. Set the chops on top, then cover with the remaining sauerkraut. Add 1/2 a sauerkraut can of water to the pan.

Cover the frying pan, and simmer about 45 minutes.

This recipe can be prepared a day in advance and just reheated the next day.

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Yes, maybe too much water. Also, when I dredge in bread crumbs, I REALLY press the bread crumbs in HARD. Once dipped in the egg, I put the chop in the frying pan immediately. Hope this helps!
SummerSun 5y ago

When I tried to dip the pork chops into the egg mixture the bread crumbs came off. I think I mightve mixed to much water in with the eggs though. Otherwise it was very delicious, tasted just how my (polish) parents used to make for me.
Agatawit 5y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
SummerSun 6y ago

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