So I was snooping around on Kitchen Play and they are having a contest to recreate a dish that was made with this months sponsor's product. The sponsor this month is MySpiceSage.com. Pam of Cave Cibum had made Za’atar Crusted Chicken as this months main course and I loved the looks of this recipe. I happened to have the two ingredients in my cupboard. I can recreate that! Dr. Food will love it. Oh wait! One major problem... I don't have chicken I only have Pork Chops. Well the show must go on. I will take ingredients that probably never touched pork before and give it a go. So I forged ahead and you know what? It was really good. I mean REALLY good.
Here is the Zaatar. Zaatar is a Middle Eastern spice blend.
Here is Sumac also a Middle Eastern seasoning.
I took Pork Chops and dipped in egg white. Oh wait! Since you are all my closest friends on here
Crack the egg and pour into his head and voila!
Maybe this should go to the next White Elephant Party that Dr. Food has at his work.
Ok, back to the recipe. After the egg whites I dipped the chops in a combo of the spices and Panko. I then browned them in some butter and olive oil. After they browned I put them in a dish and covered with grated cheese and parsley. I let them heat through and let the muenster cheese melt and brown.
Zaatar and Sumac Crusted Pork Chops
Adapted from Pam at Cave Cibum for Kitchen Play
2 Pork Chops
2 cups shredded muenster cheese
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 cup za'atar
1/2 cup panko
1 Tbsp sumac
2 egg whites
1 tsp salt
1 Tbl butter
1 Tbl olive oil
Combine za'atar, panko, and sumac on a plate. Put 2 egg whites into a bowl. Dip pork chop in egg white and then in panko mixture. Heat olive oil and butter in pan over med/high heat. Brown pork chops (about 4 minutes on each side). Meantime grate cheese and mix with parsley. Cover chops with parsley and cheese mixture. Bake in a 350 oven for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted and brown.