Spanish Style Pork Chops (Libritos de Lomo)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 4 stuffed pork chops
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops, about ½ inch thick each (you might need to slice a pork chop in half)
  • 4 slices Black Forest ham
  • 6-8 thin slices of Mahon Mitica cheese (you can also use a combo of Gruyere+Mozzarella)
  • 4 thin slices of roasted bell peppers
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place a pork chop in between two layers of plastic wrap and using a meat tenderizer or rolling pin, pound the pork chop until it's ¼ inch thick.
  2. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Place one slice of ham on top of each pork cutlet followed by a few thin slices of cheese.
  4. Place a slice of roasted bell pepper on top of cheese.
  5. Carefully fold the cutlets in half, enclosing the filling. Secure the exposed part with the toothpicks.
  6. Whisk 2 eggs in one shallow bowl. In another bowl add ½ cup of flour and in a 3rd bowl add 2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs.
  7. Dip each stuffed pork chop in flour, then egg followed by breadcrumbs.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  9. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and over medium heat.
  10. Sear stuffed pork chops on each side for 5-6 minutes until crispy and brown. You might need to work in batches.
  11. Transfer pork chops on a parchment lined baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F.
  12. Serve with a side salad or sautéed vegetables.
Notes
Recipe is adapted from Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen
Serving size: 1 stuffed pork chop
Recipe by Lavender & Macarons at https://www.lavenderandmacarons.com/entrees/spanish-style-pork-chops-libritos-de-lomo/