This is one of those recipes that was just all over Pinterest. Almost everybody I follow on there pinned this one at one point or another. Of course, this recipe involved pork chops pan fried and a honey garlic soy sauce glaze so you know I was immediately sucked in with everybody else. I did change a few things about the recipe (imagine that) to suit our tastes a bit, but the basic idea came from this blog Rock Recipes. I certainly want to give credit to the originator and I don't think they are southern, but in my opinion, they could be, because this recipe is really a southern winner.
I did alter the cooking time for the chops. I have a thing about pork being done enough and I know that the new frou–frou she-she foodies say that now days you can serve pork slightly pink, but at my house, it ain't happening. I know a little too much about pigs and pig farming...not much, but a little too much to eat underdone pork. Anyhoo, I did alter the cooking time and method slightly and it worked out great. I also changed the seasoning slightly just to our tastes. Here is what you need for these chops:
6-9 pork chops (not too thick, I used boneless pork loin)
4 Tbs water
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
Canola or vegetable oil for frying chops
1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 cup brown sugar (I added this)
1/2 tsp. ginger
dash of cayenne pepper (to your taste)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs chopped garlic
2 Tbs butter
Then back over into the flour mixture once again. This is what puts the extra crispy coating on the chops. Be sure to get plenty of flour on in this last coating, then shake them a little and place in a pan with about a half inch of oil. Be sure the oil is hot, but not too hot or the chops will cook too fast. You need to get it good and hot and then turn to about medium.
Cook for about 6 minutes on each side. Try not to turn more than twice or your breading will come off.
Saute the garlic a little in the butter.
Add the honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, cayenne, and ginger. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Watch this carefully because it will foam and might boil over.
Pour 1/2 of the glaze over the pork chops. Flip them over and pour the other 1/2 over the other side. Place uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes. This sets the glaze and finishes them to be sure they are cooked through.
Crunchy Honey Garlic Pork Chops!