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Plated Crispy Pan Fried Pork Chops

Ritz Coated Pork Chops

With just a few pantry staples, Ritz crackers, turn boring pork chops into a delicious meal that will make your family want more. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, pork chop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Author JoAnn


  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard I added TWO Tablespoons
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder minced
  • 22 Ritz crackers
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 3-4 oz boneless pork chops about 1/2" thick
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • Line three rimmed baking sheets with aluminium foil. 
  • Place 3/4 cup of the cornstarch on one side of your baking sheet. 
  • In second shallow dish, whisk buttermilk and mustard until combined. 
  • Place Ritz crackers in a zip lock bag and crush with a meat tenderizer.
  • Add garlic powder and the remaining 1/3 cup of cornstarch to the zip lock bag. 
    Seal and mix ingredients together.  
  • Transfer Ritz cracker mixture to the opposite side of your sheet pan.
  • With a sharp knife, cut 1/16-inch deep slits on opposite edges of the pork chops. 
    This prevents the chops from curling up during the cooking process.
  • Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • Work with 1 pork chop at a time, dredge in cornstarch and shake off excess.
  • Coat in buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip off.
  • Finally, dredge in Ritz cracker mixture. 
  • Transfer coated chops to baking rack, placed on a sheet pan.  Allow chops to rest for 10 minutes. 
  • Heat oil in 12-inch, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  • Carefully place chops in skillet and cook until golden brown and crisp on first side, 4-5 minutes.
  • Flip chops and cook until the second side is golden brown and crisp. 
    Pork is done when the internal temperatures reach 145º.
  • Place cooked chops on a clean baker's rack and allow them to rest for 4-5 minutes before serving.