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Milk Brined Southern Fried Pork Chops

These milk brined southern fried pork chops are extra tender and so full of flavor with the perfect amount of gravy sustaining crispiness.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried, pork, soul food, southern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Ty


  • 1 1/4 lb bone-in pork chops
  • 2 c whole milk
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c panko crumbs
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • oil for frying


  • Mix spiced together in a spice or coffee grinder then divide in half. Sprinkle the chops on both sides with part of one-half of the spices. In a shallow dish add the chops and cover with the milk. Soak for 1 hour in the refrigerator. 
  • In another shallow dish, add the flour, panko crumbs, and the other half of the spices and blend well. Set aside.
  • Remove chops from the milk and coat with the flour mixture on both sides. Set on a clean try to rest for about 10-15 minutes. 
  • in the meantime heat about 3 cups of cooking oil such as canola oil or lard in a cast iron skillet over low to medium heat. Once the oil is about 300-325 degrees add the chops in batches to fry until the temperature is 145 degrees and golden brown on the outside. About 3-4 per side.
  • Drain excess oil on a wire rack over a sheet pan or on paper towels. 


Serving: 0g | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1389mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1870IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4.5mg