Pretzels are an unexpectedly delicious crunchy coating for baked pork chops. To crush the pretzels, place in a large sealable plastic bag and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a small skillet or pulse in a food processor until coarsely chopped.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014


Recipe Summary

35 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place a wire cooling rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F.

  • Place pork chops on a large cutting board. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to about 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Place flour, egg and pretzels in three separate shallow dishes. Dredge the cutlets in flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg, letting excess drip off, then press into pretzels. Generously coat one side of the cutlets with cooking spray.

  • Remove the heated pan from the oven. Put the cutlets, sprayed-side down, on the rack. Coat the second side generously with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 12 minutes.

  • Combine yogurt and mustard in a small bowl. Serve with the pork.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 23.3g; carbohydrates 17.5g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 0.9g; fat 10.4g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 104.6mg; vitamin a iu 68.9IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 45.3mcg; calcium 43.8mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 26.6mg; potassium 322.6mg; sodium 488.1mg; thiamin 0.5mg.

Reviews (5)

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
Definite Winner My family really enjoyed these pork chops. I try new recipes every week and this got more accolades than anything in recent history. Pros: Quick Delicious flavor combo Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Blah cant think of a reason to make these again. First disappointing recipe I've ever had from EW so that's not too bad... Pros: Mustard Sauce Cons: tasteless Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great breaded pork recipe My family enjoyed this pork and rated this recipe a 4.5 out of 5. We will make this again. We welcome suggestions for the type of mustard we should try using. I also like that another reviewer suggested using flavored pretzels. We might try that next time. Pros: Cooks fast Cons: Preparation takes a bit of time and can be messy (but it's worth it) Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Blah Can't think of any reason to make these again. First disaappointing recipe I've ever had from EW though so... Pros: mustard sauce Cons: tasteless Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Awesome Combo Turned out great; would recommend using food processor to get the pretzels evenly crushed. We used the Honey Mustard & Onion from Snyder's of Hanover for extra flavor. Cook at 450 for 12 min then lower to 350 for an additional 10 to cook through. Pros: Great Taste Cons: Prep Cooking instructions off Read More