Crumbed Pork Loin Chops with Stone Fruit Salsa

Crispy crumbed pork chops with a sweet, tangy nectarine salsa, this is a Summer recipe that you’ll want to make weekly!


Cooking Methods

  • Cooking



Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes


For the Crumbed Pork Chops:

  • 375ml (1½ cups) panko breadcrumbs
  • 250ml (1 cup) raw almonds, finely crushed
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) herbs, chopped
  • 1 small red chilli (optional)
  • 6 pork loin chops, skin and fat removed
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Dijon mustard
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten

For the Stone Fruit Salsa:

  • 1 dessert peach, pitted and diced
  • 1 nectarine, pitted and diced
  • 1 red plum, pitted and diced
  • 2 apricots, pitted and diced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil


For the Crumbed Pork Chops:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the panko breadcrumbs, almonds, herbs and chilli. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Spread the mustard on both sides of the pork chops
  4. Dust in flour and shake off excess.
  5. Dip in the egg and lastly cover the pork chops in the panko breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Heat a large frying pan with some cooking oil and, in batches, fry the pork chops for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  7. Place on an oven tray and bake for another 10 minutes or until cooked on the inside.
  8. For the Stone Fruit Salsa:

    1. Combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
    2. Serve the crumbed pork chops with stone fruit salsa with cooked egg noodles tossed in sesame oil.


TIP: Make the salsa ahead of time. Prepare salsa up to 8 hours ahead and refrigerate.

Other substitutions or adaptions to note:

Any combination of stone fruits, like peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots will work in this salsa.

You can use this salsa on grilled pork loin chops if you do not wish to go through the crumbing, or if you are having a braai.

You can also use this stone fruit salsa for your next Taco night, or add it to your burgers, pizzas or vegetarian buddha bowl!

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