This southern fried pork chop recipe is one that you will not want to miss! So crunchy and delicious. Leaving your mouth watering and wanting more of these Southern fried pork chops! Do you want to snag a good old Southern man or woman? Come on in, so I can give you this Southern tea!!

Southern fried pork chops

Southern Fried Pork Chops

I think I’ve come into this world eating fried pork chops. No, I’m serious I have a strange obsession with fried pork chops. LOL, especially fried pork chops with gravy and rice. Yummy, I think that’s what’s for dinner tomorrow. Haha. Let’s just go ahead and make them together y’all!

How to prep bone in Southern fried pork chops

The first thing you will need to do is tenderize your pork chops. Pork chops tend to become tough and chewy. So, tenderizing the pork chops with a meat tenderizer will help.

How to season pork chops?

The most important thing to remember is to season both sides of your meat with the same seasoning. Once you have done that, take your hand and massage the seasoning into the meat. This is another reason why tenderizing your pork chops can be so important. Tenderizing the pork chops helps the seasoning get into the meat better.

What seasoning to use when cooking pork chops?

Pork chop seasoning is very important when making southern fried pork chops. I never overdo it with a lot of different seasonings. I stick to the basic seasonings. Seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder. That’s it! I sometimes add a sprinkle of salt.

Do you have to use milk when making fried pork chops?

No, you don’t have to use milk when making. My fried pork chop recipe only requires you to use flour, oil, and seasoning, and trust me. It is delicious that way. Less work, but great-tasting food is always a plus!

Can you use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in?

Yes, you definitely can. I tend to go for bone-in, to catch more flavor from the pork chops bones.

What type of pork chops to buy?

I always go for the rib chop pork chops. They are simply the best to fry, in my opinion. Don’t go for the biggest pork chop you can find because sometimes those will fry on the outside faster than the inside. Leaving you with either burnt pork chops are raw pork chops on the inside. Go for medium-sized. Also, make sure they are red in color and not dark brown. Brown uncooked pork chops are a sign of them not being fresh.

Southern fried pork chops
Southern fried pork chops

How to make southern fried pork chops?

The first thing you will do is mix your pork chop seasoning. Season your pork chop recipe thoroughly, as I mentioned above. Add your seasoning to both sides and work the seasoning in.

Place flour in a bowl, then also season the flour. Seasoning the flour will give the pork chops the best flavor. 

Turn your oil to medium-high but remember not to turn the oil up extremely high because your grease will be too hot. Resulting in burnt pork chops on the outside. Now let’s get ready to make some pan seared pork chops!

Fry pork chops on both sides for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Once fried, take out, sit on a napkin, and enjoy with some gravy for fried pork chops!

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Southern fried pork chops

Bone-in Southern fried pork chops

So crunchy and delicious. Leaving your mouth watering and wanting more bone in Southern fried pork chops!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 963kcal


  • 6 bone in pork chops
  • 1 tbsp seasoning salt to your liking
  • 1 tbsp black pepper to your liking
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder to your liking
  • 1/2 cup flour self-rising
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil


  • With clean pork chops add 1/2 tbsp seasoning salt on the front and back of meat
  • add 1/2 tbsp pepper and garlic powder on the front and back of the meat
  • In a bowl add in flour
  • Next, mix the rest of the seasoning salt, garlic powder, and pepper into flour
  • Add the pork chops into the flour mixture(coat the entire pork chops with flour)
  • Add vegetable oil to pan
  • Allow grease to reach 350-375 degrees
  • Allow to cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes
  • Take out the pan and place onto a napkin for 2-3 minutes to let grease drain
  • Enjoy



Sodium: 1885mg | Calcium: 55mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 909mg | Cholesterol: 175mg | Calories: 963kcal | Saturated Fat: 52g | Fat: 78g | Protein: 54g | Carbohydrates: 13g | Iron: 2mg