Potato-crusted pork chops with golden potatoes and a lemon wedge on a round white plate with a white napkin all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Potato-Crusted Pork Chops

Potato-crusted pork chops are a tasty dinner to make on a busy night. Coat pork chops with instant potato flakes for a crispy outer layer.

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One of my favorite foods has always been mashed potatoes. I prefer homemade mashed potatoes, but oftentimes get the instant potatoes, only if they are the Idahoan brand. A few years ago, I went with my mother-in-law to Sam’s Club and they have gigantic boxes of the Idahoan instant mashed potatoes. Of course, I grabbed one. While they are primarily used for mashed potatoes, I’ve also tried using the potato flakes a few different ways. The most recent use was for these potato-crusted pork chops.

It’s such a simple recipe, but the potato adds a crisp, buttery crust to the pork chops. You can achieve a similar effect with panko, but the potato flavor went so well with the pork.

Step by Step

Ingredients for Potato-Crusted Pork Chops

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup dried potato flakes
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Preparation

Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.

Spread the potato flakes out on a plate.

Dredge the pork in the eggs then coat with the potato flakes, pressing to make sure the potato sticks to the pork.

Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the butter had melted.

Add the pork to the skillet and cook until browned and crispy, until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side.

Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb extra oil.

Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Leftovers

Any leftover potato-crusted pork chops can be stored in an airtight container once completely cooled. You don’t want them in there warm because the steam will make the potato crust soggy. To reheat, I recommend placing them in a frying pan with a bit of butter or olive oil. This will help keep them crispy as they heat.

Potato-Crusted Pork Chops Recipe

Originally Published On: November 22, 2021

Potato-crusted pork chops with golden potatoes and a lemon wedge on a round white plate with a white napkin all on a white surface

Potato-Crusted Pork Chops

Potato-crusted pork chops are a tasty dinner to make on a busy night. Coat pork chops with instant potato flakes for a crispy outer layer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
instant potatoes
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pork
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pork chops
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potato flakes
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potatoes
Dietary Needs:
Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Pork
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup dried potato flakes
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/4 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

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Instructions

  • Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl
  • Spread the potato flakes out on a plate
  • Dredge the pork in the eggs then coat with the potato flakes, pressing to make sure the potato sticks to the pork
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the butter had melted
  • Add the pork to the skillet and cook until browned and crispy, until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side
  • Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb extra oil
  • Serve with lemon wedges if desired
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Nutrition Facts
Potato-Crusted Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 243mg81%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 714mg20%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Potato-Crusted Pork Chops FAQs

Does the type of potato flake matter?

Not really. You can change the flavor slightly by using different varieties of potato flakes. I prefer the plain potatoes or sometimes the buttery homestyle. But if you were to make it with other flavored potato flakes, your pork would have that taste to it.

What cut of pork chop works best?

I prefer thin-cut pork chops, but that’s mostly because I like the way they cook. If you have thicker meat, your cook time will increase.

Are potato flakes gluten-free? Are potato flakes dairy-free?

That’s going to depend on the brand and flavor you use. Make sure to check the ingredients.

15 thoughts on “Potato-Crusted Pork Chops”

  1. MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    5 stars
    These sound great. My husband likes pork chops but I don’t make anything like that normally. I think my kids would enjoy them too.

  2. I love pork chops, but I’ve never tried making potato crusted pork chops before. I am definitely going to have to try this out. It looks good!

  3. 5 stars
    This is so darned clever and I never buy or use instant mashed potatoes BUT may have to in order to try out this yummy recipe 😉 Thank you for sharing and pinning this one next!

  4. 5 stars
    You can never go wrong with a panko crust. These pork chops look absolutely delicious! Perfect weeknight meal for the family.

  5. Wow those look like they have just the right amount of crunch, I bet these are delicious! Thanks for sharing this.

  6. I am vegan by diet. However, my brother loves it. Gonna share this with him. Let’s see if he can make it or not.

  7. I never thought about doing a potato crusted pork chop before. I may have to try this recipe out this weekend.

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