Karbonāde is a traditional Latvian pork chop dish that is often breaded and pan-fried. It makes for a hearty and flavorful main course.
- 2 pork chops
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Dip the chops in the beaten egg.
- Coat thoroughly in breadcrumbs on both sides.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Fry breaded chops for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Serve hot, garnished with parsley if desired.
Karbonāde is best enjoyed with boiled potatoes or potato salad on the side. The crispy breaded exterior and juicy pork interior make this a cherished Latvian meal. Adjust cooking time if using thicker pork chops.