Classic Southern Fried Pork Chops 

Classic Southern Fried Pork Chops are a quintessential comfort food, beloved for their crispy exterior and juicy, flavorful interior. Here’s a description of this iconic dish:

Southern Fried Pork Chops are a timeless Southern classic that embodies the heart and soul of Southern cooking. At the center of this dish are thick-cut pork chops, tender and succulent, coated in a seasoned flour mixture and fried to golden perfection.

The process begins by seasoning the pork chops with a blend of spices, typically including salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, among others. This seasoning not only enhances the natural flavor of the pork but also adds a subtle kick of spice and warmth.

This coating adheres to the surface of the pork chops, forming a crispy crust when fried in hot oil.

Next comes the frying process, a crucial step in achieving that irresistible golden brown crust. Once cooked to perfection, the Southern Fried Pork Chops are removed from the oil and allowed to drain on a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil. The result is a plateful of mouthwatering pork chops that are crispy on the outside, juicy and flavorful on the inside, and irresistibly delicious from the first bite to the last.

Southern Fried Pork Chops are often served alongside classic Southern sides such as creamy mashed potatoes, collard greens, or macaroni and cheese, creating a comforting and satisfying meal that’s sure to please even the most discerning palate.

Whether enjoyed as a hearty weeknight dinner or served up as the star of a Sunday supper, Southern Fried Pork Chops are a timeless favorite that never fails to delight with their irresistible combination of flavor, texture, and Southern charm.


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


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

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