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Classic Southern Fried Pork Chops 

Prep Time: 10minutes minutes

Cook Time: 14minutes minutes

Total Time: 24minutes minutes

Servings: 4 servings



  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper plus more to taste
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  • In a small bowl, combine granulated garlic, onion, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Pat dry pork chops with a paper towel. Using your hands, rub Dijon mustard all over the pork chops.
  • Sprinkle the spice mix and evenly rub into the chops on each side. 
  • Dredge in flour really well on both sides and set aside.
  • Preheat a large, about 12-13-inch, heavy (cast iron is recommended) frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the bacon strips, on both sides, until crisp and fat has rendered out. Remove the bacon and reserve for other uses.
  • Add vegetable oil to the frying pan. Let the oil warm up to cooking temperature, about 325F.
  • Dredge each pork chop in flour again, making sure each side is covered really well. Place in the frying pan and cook over medium heat about 4-5 minutes per side, until deep golden brown and the internal temperature of the pork reached 145F. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pork chops you are using.
  • Remove pork chops, place on a platter and cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes before serving.

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