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Crispy fried pork chops are on the menu tonight! Thinly sliced pork chops are coated in a flavorful buttermilk mixture and dredging seasonings, and then fried in oil. You’re gonna love these!

Crispy fried pork chop with gravy on bed of mashed potatoes

If you’re looking for a tender and juicy pork chop, look no further. We’ve all eaten our fair share of overcooked, dry pork chops, and we are not about that. This recipe is also packed with flavor, which you don’t always expect from a quick meal. 

Pork chops are amazing on their own, but with a milk gravy on top, these are downright addicting. Serve it up with creamy mashed potatoes, and your favorite veggie on the side, and you’re family will go nuts. You might want to make a couple extra pork chops, because one just won’t be enough!

  • Boneless or Bone-In: 

    When it comes to making fried pork chops, you really can go with either boneless or bone-in. Boneless pork chops are easier to eat, but bone-in pork chops cook more evenly. 

  • Pork Chop Cuts

    We used a rib chop in this recipe. It has a large bone running along just one side, making it easy to find and pull out. Other cuts of pork you can use are: loin chop, boneless chop, or shoulder chop.

    1. Rib Chop: This is the most desirable cut of pork chop. It comes from the rib section (hence its name) and has a large bone running along one side. This cut is very tender with a nice pork flavor.
    2. Loin Chop: This pork chop cut has a t-bone in the middle. It has two different kinds of meat on it, with loin meat on one side, and tenderloin meat on the other side. These two meats cook at different rates so it is a more difficult cut to work with.
    3. Boneless Chop: This is the most lean cut of pork. It is very easy to over cook this cut and dry it out as it has very little fat, connective tissue, and doesn’t have any bones. This is the most commonly sold pork chop cut in the United States, but it is certainly not the most desirable because it is lean, and so easy to overcook.
    4. Shoulder Chop: This is the least desirable cut of pork chop and is not commonly found in American grocery stores. They have lots of flavor, but also have a lot of gristle and bones. This cut of chop is best braised.
  • What should I serve fried pork chops with?

    Mashed potatoes are amazing on the side. Fried Pork Chops can also be often found served smothered with a milk gravy. We also love to pair it with something green, either a crisp salad or roasted veggies, or both!

Crispy fried pork chop with gravy on bed of mashed potatoes

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other savory pork recipes:

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Crispy fried pork chop with gravy on bed of mashed potatoes
Crispy fried pork chops are on the menu tonight! Thinly sliced pork chops are coated in a flavorful buttermilk mixture and dredging seasonings and then fried in oil. You’re gonna love these!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Pork Chops

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo Hot Sauce optional

Dredging Mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Season pork chops with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Pour buttermilk and hot sauce into a 9x13 pan and stir to combine. Submerge seasoned pork chops into buttermilk mixture and set aside. Refrigerate up to 6 hours, or use right away.
  • In another shallow bowl, stir together flour, cornstarch, 2 teaspoons salt, paprika, 1 teaspoon black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Working one at a time, remove pork chops from buttermilk mixture. Shake it gently to remove the excess. Place it in the dredging mixture and coat thoroughly. Tap off the excess.
  • Place the breaded chops into the 350 degree oil. Fry 2 to 3 chops at a time. The meat will drop the temperature of the oil so keep it as close to 350 degrees as possible. Fry each piece for 4 to 5 minutes, per side, until golden brown and pork is cooked through to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Remove from the oil and place on paper towels. Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Fried Pork Chops are often served drizzled with a basic milk gravy, though it is completely optional. It is very easy and simple to make.

Simple Milk Gravy Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once melted, whisk in flour and cook 2-3 minutes.
  2. Slowly pour in the milk and bring to a simmer. As it heats, the liquid will thicken. Once the gravy has thickened, season with salt and pepper to taste. 


Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1620mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Pork Chops
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April 25, 2020 4:57 pm

5 stars
Great recipe but I used my Air Fryer instead of all of that oil. I preheated my AF for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Baked for 6 minutes at 350 then flip and bake for another 5 minutes on the other side. So juicy and moist.

April 29, 2020 9:03 am
Reply to  Kathi

5 stars
Great Recipe!

Kathi was brand Air Fryer do your have?

August 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Reply to  Kathi

Kathi, juicy and moist is great. But, were they crispy like hers?

November 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Reply to  WENDI

i dont think i have ever seen anything come out this crispy from an air fryer.

Teri R.
April 20, 2020 8:53 pm

5 stars
This is a very easy recipe. Great with mashed potatoes and cream gravy. I don’t use butter but the oil from the chops. That gives you all the bits in the bottom of the skillet.

Teresa Davies
April 20, 2020 11:28 am

Thank you Rachael as always very eady recipe and looks so good

Debra Spence
May 14, 2020 9:16 am

5 stars
These turned out great! The only thing I did was in the gravy I Omitted the salt n pepper and used Just the seasoning packet out of Pork Ramen noodles! Really porked up the flavor of the gravy. I use these a lot in my gravies, less than .20 cents!!

April 21, 2020 8:11 am

Great instructions!!! Thanks.

April 21, 2020 7:03 am

5 stars
Love your cooking spots on FB and recipes!!

August 31, 2020 6:48 am

Great for fall !!

April 21, 2020 1:07 am

5 stars
Love the pork chop recipe pls send to my email thanks

November 21, 2020 11:48 pm

I made it for dinner and we all liked it. Will have to make this again, thx for sharing.

Lilia Chaika
September 8, 2020 3:34 pm

Pork chops were very delicious….will make again.
But did not like the gravy…..too bland.

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