Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops

These Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops are pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping that melts in your mouth.Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Today is my youngest daughter Bailey’s 3rd birthday. I guess it’s weird because that means I’m officially out of the baby stage. Trust me, there are definite perks to not being there anymore but on the flipside I’m sad that there won’t be anymore first steps, first words, or for lack of anything else – ancedotes of funny little things babies do to share with you here. Part of me is scared that this automatically advances me into an entirely different friends bracket. I used to be in the middle. Kids old enough to hang with the mid forties crowd but kids young enough to hang out with the twenties crowd and their young kids. Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Today, as I was running, the song “Yellow” by Coldplay came on. My daughter was literally born to this song. The doctor could tell that I was really anxious, on the verge of an anxiety attack, so before he performed my C-section he asked what was my favorite station on Pandora was. I muttered “Coldplay, but I don’t really care.” Which is sad because it shows that even when I’m under the knife, I still feel guilty for getting what I want.Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The doctor had no idea how much music soothes my soul and no idea how much I needed it to relax at that moment. Even now, I’m so grateful that he felt like he should do that. So the very first words Bailey ever heard was, “Look at the stars, look how they shine for you”…blaring in her ears. I remember imagining Scientologists cringing all over the world. They’re known for having silent births and the thought of a baby coming into the world with that racket could only be horrifying to them.

But it wasn’t to me. It was beautiful. A beautiful 9lb 4ounce baby girl – the caboose to our little family was finally here. Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comYou’ll notice that I don’t have any pork chops on this blog. I’ve always thought they were too dry and too chewy. Turns out I was just overcooking them. We’re so afraid to undercook pork that we tend to cook them until they’re jerky. Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comYou guys, this horseradish crust…I want to put it on everything. Chicken, steak, fish…you really could put it on any of those and it would be phenomenal. I love horseradish. I love the bite of it. I was scared that my kids would run for the hills. My 11-year-old all the way down to my 2 year-old (now 3-year-old) ate this without even a peep about it being spicy. When it cooks the horseradish mellows out.horseradish

You want the prepared horseradish not to be confused with creamy horseradish. I love that stuff too but it’s definitely not as potent.

Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops
Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish (not creamy)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Place the pork chops into the prepared baking dish. Mix together the butter, bread crumbs, and horseradish. Spoon the mixture onto the pork chops, and press down the mixture to completely coat each chop with about 1/4 of the mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chops are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the thickness of your pork chops. Place the pork on the top rack for the last couple of minutes to get the crust nice and golden.
Recipe Notes
Source: Allrecipes.com
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Horseradish Crusted Pork Chops - pork chops topped with a tangy, buttery, breadcrumb topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 

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  1. Looks yummy and so easy to prepare!

  2. Does the crust go just on the top or all over the chops? This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. You are so right about over cooking chops. I use a digital thermometer to make sure that doesn’t’ happen.
    I make the juiciest pork and beef roast’s with a digital thermometer. I think that is the key to a perfectly
    cooked meat.

    I am definitely going to try these this week.

  4. Off topic, but I love the blue plates. Where did you get them or the name?

  5. Hey girl this looks so yummy!

  6. I’m all about the 4 ingredient recipes. This sounds awesome, and it’s totally true that pork chops are usually overcooked. That is such a sweet story about your daughter! Talk about an inspired doctor 🙂

  7. I’m not a big horseradish person so I have a silly question. Is the prepared horseradish next to the creamy one? Looks so yummy!

  8. This looks so delicious! It’s now on my menu for next week! By the way, totally feeling your pain/excitement about your baby turning 3. Same thing happened to me in May. They grow up way to fast!

  9. These look delish in the photos, however, horseradish is #2 on my “I hate these foods” list. (cilantro is #1) What can I sub for horseradish?
    Thanks.

  10. So all I have is the stuff that comes out of the squeeze tube for horseradish. I really want to make this tonight but can’t make it to the store to buy the prepared stuff. Is there are workaround? Thank you!!

  11. WOW! I found your website when I had to find a cinnamon roll recipe. My daughter bragged to her boyfriend that I make cinnamon rolls. It had been YEARS since I had and they weren’t anything to write home about!!!!!!!! Long story short, I made yours when they came up to visit and they were a hit.

    Anyhooo…I saw this recipe and had to try it. My husband loves pork chops and we both love horseradish. The stronger the better. I had never thought to combine pork and horseradish, but does it ever work!

    I used panko bread crumbs and put some of the mixture on the bottom.

    PS: I hear ya on birthdays. My one and only baby turns 21 tomorrow. ::sigh::

  12. Great recipe! Quick, simple and tasty! It doesn’t get much better than that trifecta. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. This looks so good! I love horseradish and am always on the lookout for more recipes to use it in!

  14. There is a restaurant we frequently go to. They serve a horseradish crusted pork chop that is heaven. When I saw your recipe I said “this I must try” guess what I’m making for dinner?
    Thanks for posting it.

  15. Made these tonight and they were wonderful! I also made a horseradish sauce to go with them.