Breaded Pork Steaks with Mashed and Gravy

Emeril Lagasse

There weren’t any pictures with this recipe, but this photo of Emeril is from the Food Network site where I found the recipe.

We are having breaded pepper pork steaks with mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner tonight.  I am actually able to do some pretty hard core cheating on this recipe because my hubby loves the prepackaged breaded pork steaks that we got from Sam’s Club a while back.  I am trying to use up things in the freezer… so… that is what we are using.

I did some searching for a breaded pork steak recipe to make myself from now on and found this super sounding one from Emeril Lagasse found here.

This recipe even has complimenting recipes for roasted garlic mashed potatoes and smothered green peas.

Here is the recipe for the pork steaks.  See the link for the other recipes.


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 thin center-cut pork chops (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Emeril’s Italian Essence or other Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, recipe follows
  • Smothered Green Peas, recipe follows


In a medium bowl, combine the milk, garlic, white wine, red pepper,paprika, and 1 teaspoon salt and stir well. Add the pork chops and soak at room temperature while assembling the remaining ingredients, at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a lightly greased wire rack on top of the baking sheet and set aside.

In a large sealable plastic bag, add the bread crumbs, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, the black pepper, Essence, and cheese and shake to combine. Drain the pork chops from the milk mixture, one at a time, and add to the bread crumb mixture. Shake to coat thoroughly. (You may need to press the mixture into the chops with your hands.)

Arrange the pork chops on the baking rack and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and the breading iscrisp and golden.

Serve with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Smothered Green Peas.



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