How to bake pork chops

Baking pork chops is the most popular method of cooking pork chops because it is typically the easiest. You can prepare your baking dish with whatever you want and pop it in the oven and forget about it. Baking pork is typically done between 350 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes depending on the thickness and cut of the chop.

Things to remember when baking pork chops

Preheat the oven. This might sound a bit elementary, but so many people forget to do it. Be sure that the oven is at your desired temperature before placing the baking dish in the oven.

Try making cuts in the rind of the pork. This will allow the pork chops to get a bit crispier and will help keep the juices in. If you are not quite sure what I mean, I have posted a video of Gordon Ramsay baking pork chops that you can watch here. He shows this technique in the video.

Don’t bake it alone. There is no reason why you shouldn’t bake your pork chops with vegetables, herbs and spices, and even sauce. I recommend adding quite a bit of oil both under and on top of your meat and add in your favorite herbs and spices, such as thyme or basil, at the very least. I like to bake thin slices of potato and slices carrots as well. This sort of kills two birds with one stone.

Breaded and Battered Pork Chops

It is possible to add some additional flavor and texture to your baked pork chops by breading them before baking. To do this, you will need crushed crackers and cooking oil. Simply soak the pork chop in oil and dip it in a bowl of crushed crackers. After covering the chop in cracker, add it to your baking tray.

This is definitely a great way to add some variety to your baked pork chops which can otherwise be a little boring.