Mr. Domesticated Diva and I have been trying to eat less carbs during the week. I have seen pork rinds being used as batter for low carb cooking, but I was too afraid to try it. Well, this week I grew some balls (not literally) and gave it a whirl. Here's what you will need...
Ingredients (Make 2-3 Servings):
-6 Thinly Sliced Bone In Pork Chops
-1 Cup of Semi Finely Crushed Pork Rinds (I just put the pork rinds in a small zip lock bag and crushed it with a mallet)
-1/4 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
-2 Eggs (Beatened)
-Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, and Cayenne Pepper to taste (Remember not too much salt, because the pork rinds and Parmesan cheese is loaded with Sodium)
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying (about 1/3 cup)
Heat up the extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan to medium high heat.
Mix the crushed pork rinds, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add the beatened eggs.
Dip the pork chop in the egg mixture and then the pork rind/parmesan mixture. You may have to slightly press the pork chops in the pork rind batter to make sure it sticks. Then, shake off excess pork rind/parmesan crumbs.
Fry the pork chops about 3 minutes per side. Since these are thin, they will fry up pretty fast.
Here's the final product. I also made parmesan oven roasted zucchini. This meal was quite delish. I have to admit I think I like this pork rind/parmesan breading, better than the flour/breadcrumb type. It was very flavorful and crisp. This recipe is definitely a keeper =)