Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Portuguese Crispy Pork Chop Sandwich
A Hong Kong/Macau Inspired Recipe
Now Served At Your Home

This breaded pork chops recipe, a.k.a. Portuguese crispy pork chop sandwich, was inspired by a popular Portuguese dish served in Hong Kong and Macau. It is one of my mom's favorites. 

This sandwich is usually served in mom and pop restaurants which are similar to canteen setting.  Believe it or not, this sandwich takes less than 30 minutes and it will teleport you to Hong Kong.

Portuguese Crispy Pork Chop Sandwich

Total Time: 30 Minutes  Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time:
20 Minutes   Serving: 4


Traditionally, this dish serves with Portuguese roll which is my mom's another favorite. It's the crunch that she loves.  To make it healthier, I use wheat rolls. Feel free to use any kind of hard roll per your preference.

You can definitely replace the meat with fish filet.  It even cooks faster and, of course, healthier.

Can be doubled.

To enjoy it like the Hong Kongese style, serve this breaded pork chops recipe with cole slaw, a strong cup of tea with milk or coffee.  

Breaded Pork Chops Recipe and Instructions


4 thinly sliced boneless pork chops
4 Portuguese rolls
1 Egg (beaten)
1 Cup Panko bread crumb


½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch black pepper
¼ cup flour
¼ cup water (divided)
¼ cup canola oil

  1. If you want to toast the bread and/or keep the pork chops warm, preheat oven at 250F
  2. Takes about 5-8 minutes to warm up the bread
  3. For warming and toasting the bread and meat, line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  4. One for the bread and the other for the pork chops for easy clean up later
  5. Line up 3 plates as below:
    1st plate: flour
    2nd plate: 1 eggs, 2 tablespoon water, 1 pinch of each salt and pepper(beaten)
    3rd plate: bread crumb and garlic salt (mixed well)
  6. Lay a pork chop on the cutting board, add about 1 teaspoon of water on top
  7. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap
  8. Use meat tenderizer or the bottom of a heavy skillet to pound the pork chop to 1/8 inch thick
  9. Repeat the last 3 steps for thinning the rest of the pork chops
  10. Dredge each pork chops (by following this order) in flour, egg wash and bread crumb mixture
  11. Make sure covering both sides well
  12. Preheat a big skillet at medium heat with 2 tablespoons of canola oil
    (Side note: if you have 2 big skillets, please feel free to cook 4 pork chops at the same time.  This helps if you need to double the quantity of this crispy pork chop sandwich recipe for a bigger crowd)
  13. Add 2 pork chops into the skillet
  14. Cook each side about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown
  15. Transfer pork chops to the baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven
  16. Repeat the last 4 steps for the rest of the pork chops
  17. Slice open the rolls lengthwise and put a piece of pork chops in between to make a sandwich and serve

Serve This With: 

Cucumber Nectarine Salad

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