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These Easy Crispy Pork Tenders or Pork Fries will be your new go-to snack. Make a huge pile of irresistible crispy-breaded pork from just two New York (boneless center cut) pork chops.

Easy Crispy Pork Tenders or Pork Fries

These Easy Crispy Pork Tenders or Pork Fries will be your new go-to party and game day snack. Make a huge pile of irresistible crispy-breaded pork from just two New York (boneless center cut) pork chops.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Appetizer
Keyword breaded pork, crispy pork fries, crispy pork tenders, easy crispy pork tenders, fried pork tenders, pork fingers, pork fries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 241 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Ingredients

  • oil for frying
  • 2 boneless New York pork chops about 1 inch thick
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus extra for sprinkling over pork fries
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Optional for serving, use any of these:

Instructions

  1. Pour two to three inches of oil in a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed stockpot or saucepan. If you have a deep-fryer, you could use that in place of the frying pan. If using the pan, place over medium high heat and bring oil to 375°. Line a plate with several layers of paper towels and set aside.F

  2. Whisk together the milk and egg in a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Set these aside.

  3. Slice the pork chops lengthwise into paper thin strips, about 1/8-inch thick at the thickest points. Separate the slices and toss in the flour mixture until the strips are coated evenly in flour. Lift and shake the excess flour from the strips and lay out in a single layer on a clean baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  4. Working with one strip at a time, dip it into the milk and egg mixture, lift and allow the excess liquid to drain off, then toss once again in the flour mixture before carefully lowering into the oil. Repeat until you have a single layer of the pork fries in the hot oil.

  5. Let the pork strips fry for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the breading is crispy and the internal temperature of the pork reaches at least 145°F at it's thickest part on an instant read thermometer. Use tongs to transfer to the paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the pork.

  6. When the pork fries or crispy pork tenders are fresh from the fryer oil, sprinkle lightly with kosher or sea salt. Serve immediately with the dip of your choice.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Crispy Pork Tenders or Pork Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 487mg20%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.