Made by grinding real popcorn, The Old Mill’s Popcorn Meal is coarser than regular cornmeal, with a more pronounced corn flavor that lends itself to all kinds of preparations. For a super-fast and tasty entree, we suggest using it to dredge buttermilk-soaked pork chops before frying to a golden crunch. Serve with buttered corn on the cob, a simple green vegetable, and sliced tomatoes if they’re in season, and dinner’s ready!Print
Popcorn Meal Pork Chops
- Prep Time: 40 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 48 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main Dishes
- 1 pound thin pork chops
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup The Old Mill Popcorn Meal
- 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
- Place pork chops in a plastic zipper-lock bag and pound with an iron skillet or wooden rolling pin until 1/4-inch thickness. Place the pounded chops in a glass dish and cover with buttermilk. Let marinate, chilled, for 2 hours, if possible, or at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to cook, remove the chops from the buttermilk and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper and dredge in popcorn meal. Heat enough vegetable oil in an iron skillet to measure 1 inch. When hot, add one chop at a time, and fry until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until done.