Wow is all I can say. It’s been a long time since I had a good fried pork chop. And this did not disappoint. The flavor was there, the chops were very tender, and the texture was awesome. This Keto friendly pork rind crust does not disappoint.
- Bone-in or bone-out pork chops. I used bone-in and cut the bone out.
- Seasonings of choice
- 6 tbs almond flour
- 4 oz grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 bag Kroger pork rinds (mild or spicy or mixed) or pork rind of your choice
- 3 eggs
Take your pork chops and season both sides generously. Trust me folks, season your meat. Don’t be shy.
Make your breading first. In your blender, add your pork rinds. I find it easier to semi-crush them in the bag first before dumping them in. Pulse them for 10 seconds. Add the almond flour and parmesan cheese. Blend again for 10-15 seconds. You should have a nicely formed pork rind powder.
In a large bowl, crack your eggs, add some seasoning and whip your eggs for battering. Set up your batter station with your pork chops, egg wash, and pork rinds, left to right.
Dip your pork chop in the egg wash. Let the excess wash run off. Immediately lay your chop on the pork rinds and press gently. Flip and press the other side as well. Repeat until all of your chops are battered. Place them on your air fryer rack as you go. Lightly season the top once again with your seasoning of choice. I chose pepper here.
Place your chops in your pre-heated air fryer and air fry for 17-20 minutes, or internal temp of 145. If you don’t have an air fryer with racks, you will need to flip at the halfway point to crisp both sides. You may go a little longer to get the outside crunchy. When you hit temp, remove from air fryer and rest a few minutes, preferably where you can get air under. This helps keep them crispy. Plate and enjoy.