Friday, March 5, 2021

Cheeto Pork Chops and the Weekly Menu #NationalCheeseDoodleDay

Tender and juicy, these boneless pork loin chops are breaded in crushed cheetos and baked to perfection.

We are celebrating National Cheese Doodle Day.......


Erin of  The Spiffy Cookie asked us to join her in celebrating the iconic snack treat, Cheese Doodles, aka Cheetos here in my neck of the woods.

I joined in the fun last year as well sharing a recipe for these delicious Cheeto Cheese Balls, an ooey goeey appetizer that we loved.  This year I decided to go with a main course, originally I was going use cheetos to make chicken strips but then I had some pork chops left from the package I defrosted when I served up Hungarian Pancakes last week and decided to use the cheetos as breading for them instead.

Let's see what cheesy concoctions the others are sharing........



The Lenten Season is filled with easy, quick recipes during the week as I am busy running the Fish Fry for our Parish.  Having been retired for well over 10 years I get into the groove of being able to plan whatever I want for dinner not having to worry too much over time constraints.

But during Lent, I find myself resorting back to those types of recipes I made while I was working.  This week is going to be more of the same kind of meals.  Thank goodness for slowcookers, instant pots and air fryers!!  

Saturday
Ham and Cheddar Corn Cakes
Fresh Fruit Salad

Sunday
Dinner out with friends

Meatless Monday
Carrot Tart
Kale Salad

Taco Tuesday
Slow Cooker Tacos

Wednesday
Potato Chip Encrusted Cod
Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday
Leftovers

Fish Friday
Eat at Church


This recipe is perfect for busy days.  When you get home, it takes only minutes to dredge the chops and put them into the oven.  While they are baking you can make your side dishes, in this case I sauteed some potato pierogi in butter with onions and opened a can of baked beans....not a lot of color on the plate but still delicious.


Main Courses, Breaded, Pork, Cheetos, Quick, Easy
Main Courses, Entrees, Pork
American
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Cheeto Pork Chops

Cheeto Pork Chops

Tender and juicy, these boneless pork loin chops are breaded in crushed cheetos and baked to perfection.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 bag cheetos or cheese doodles

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a second shallow bowl.
  3. Place the cheetos into a food processor and pulse until crumbs. Place into a shallow bowl.
  4. Dredge each chop first in the flour, then the egg and finally the cheetos.
  5. Place onto a parchment lined baking pan and bake in a preheated 375* oven for 30 minutes or until an internal temperature of 145* is reached.

Calories

299.68

Fat (grams)

12.57

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.75

Carbs (grams)

16.94

Fiber (grams)

0.48

Net carbs

16.46

Sugar (grams)

0.48

Protein (grams)

27.67

Sodium (milligrams)

235.98

Cholesterol (grams)

161.20
Created using The Recipes Generator

4 comments:

  1. Yesss I love this! I have coated chicken with cheese doodles before but never pork. Gotta try this one. Thanks for joining again!

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    1. Thanks for hosting Erin. PS: The Teen likes it best with Hot Cheetos.

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  2. I love your creative recipes.

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