Southern Fried Pork Chops

Southern Fried Pork Chops
Southern fried pork chops that are crispy, juicy, and perfectly seasoned. These bone-in pork chops are made with a buttermilk brine, dredged in seasoned flour, then fried to perfection!
Prep Time10minutes 
Cook Time9minutes 
marinade for30minutes 
Total Time49minutes 
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American


Servings: 3


Calories: 549kcal


Author: Julie Maestre


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  • meat thermometor


  • 1.5 lbs bone-in pork chops 2 or 3 pork chops
  • oil, for frying

Buttermilk Brine

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk brine ingredients. Mix well. Place the pork chops in the buttermilk brine and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F. in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. If the heat is too high and your oil is too hot, it will burn the crust.
  • While the oil warms up, combine the flour ingredients in a shallow dish. Mix well.
  • Coat each pork chop in the seasoned flour. Make sure to coat well!
  • Fry each pork chop for 4 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other side. A total of 9 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  • Place each pork chop on a wire rack or a plate with a paper towel and let it rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!


  • Before frying the pork chops, allow them to sit at room temperature in the buttermilk brine for at least 20 minutes. If they’re too cold, they won’t cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd your pan. The pork chops shouldn’t be touching each other while frying. Work in batches.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 2276mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 966IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 4mg