Bernie’s Pork Chop Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
My aunt worked in Butte, Montana, and whenever we visited we had pork chop sandwiches. This recipe is a take on that old favorite. —Jeanette Kotecki, Billings, Montana
Bernie's Pork Chop Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (3 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and warmed
  • Thinly sliced onion, optional
  • Pickle slices, optional
  • Prepared mustard, optional

Directions

  1. Place cornmeal in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, mix flour and spices; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pound chops with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness; season with salt and pepper.
  2. In two batches, heat oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat chops with cornmeal. Dip in batter, allowing excess to drip off; place in skillet. Cook until golden brown, 2-4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve on buns, topping with remaining ingredients as desired.
Pork Chop Sandwiches Tips

What’s the best type of pork chops for pork chop sandwiches?

We like to use boneless pork chops or pork tenderloin for making sandwiches. These cuts are easy to portion into 3-ounce pieces. Plus, they can be pounded to 1/4-inch thickness, so they cook quickly and evenly. You could use bone-in pork chops, but we recommend asking the butcher for thin chops for quicker cooking. You’ll still need to cook them a little bit longer (about 4 to 5 minutes a side). After cooking, cut the meat off the bone and portion the meat into appropriate serving sizes for a sandwich. Here's our guide to how to fry pork chops for more pan-frying tips.

What other toppings can you put on pork chop sandwiches?

We keep things simple by using thinly sliced onions, pickle slices and mustard for our pork chop sandwich recipe, but you can add any toppings you enjoy on a burger, like mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Get fancy with a pork sandwich spread or add a sweet flair by including pickled or caramelized onions.

What do you serve with pork chop sandwiches?

Pork sandwiches are excellent with a side of potatoes, whether that’s french fries, roasted potatoes, potato salad or potato chips. You can also never go wrong with a prepared salad, such as coleslaw or pasta salad, either.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 476 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.

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