Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min./batch


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 18, 2023

Southern Fried Pork Chops

Southern Fried Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large shallow dish, whisk buttermilk and hot sauce. Add pork chops; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard buttermilk mixture. Combine coating ingredients in another shallow dish. Add pork chops, 1 at a time, and turn to coat. Place chops on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  3. In a Dutch oven or deep skillet, heat 1/2 in. oil over medium heat to 350°. Fry pork in batches, uncovered, turning occasionally, until coating is dark golden brown and thermometer reads 145°, 5-6 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop: 639 calories, 46g fat (9g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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