Dip the pork chops into buttermilk and then coat with flour. Creating a brine using buttermilk will produce crunchy, fried pork chops. If you would like to make pork chops with no breading, omit the flour.
Also, can I use breading in air fryer?
Can You Use Breading In An Air Fryer? Yes you can. But you also need to think about the logistics of it before you cook breaded food in the air fryer. For example, before your breading is cooked in the air fryer it may be sticky and you don’t want it to stick to your air fryer basket and come off your food.
Keeping this in consideration, can you put batter in air fryer?
Don’t use a wet batter or coating.
But in an air fryer there is nothing to set a wet batter — it will just drip off while the food cooks. If you’re after crunch, dredge your food in flour, egg and breadcrumbs instead.
Can you use flour in an air fryer?
You can use flour in the air fryer. Use it to coat (or as part of a standard breading, obviously with a second and third ingredient such as egg, cornmeal, and crumbs), on poultry parts such as wings, drumsticks and breasts.
How to Cook Pork Chops in an Air Fryer
- Season your chops and dredge them in the egg mixture and breading, shaking off any excess.
- Place pork chops in the air fryer; spray the basket.
- If your air fryer requires preheating, set it to 400°F for 5 minutes.
Place the all purpose flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and onion powder in a second bowl. Mix the flour and spices until well combined. One at a time, coat the pork chops in the flour, then dip in the egg, then coat again in the flour. Repeat until all pork chops are coated.
Dip the pork chop into the egg, making sure to coat all sides. Lightly dredge in flour while pressing flour into the meat. Heat Peanut oil in a heavy bottom pan, such as a Cast Iron Skillet. At 350F medium-high heat, fry pork chops until crispy golden brown for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Place pork chops in a single layer in the preheated air fryer basket. Air fry at 400° F for 5 minutes. Then flip the pork chops over and continue cooking until they are cooked through to at least 145° F, about 3-7 more minutes for boneless chops or 6-10 more minutes for bone-in chops.
How long to cook pork chops in air fryer? Thin pork chops (½ inch thick, boneless) take 5 minutes on one side, and 4-6 minutes on the opposite side, to cook in the air fryer at a preheated temperature of 400°F. Thick pork chops (1½ to 2 inches thick, bone-in) will take slightly longer, about 6 minutes on each side.
Any food with a wet batter should not be placed in the air fryer. You also want to avoid putting food that has a wet batter, like corndogs or tempura shrimp, in air fryers.
It’s the same method I use in my Air Fryer steak recipe to ensure even cooking. Invest in a quick read thermometer to ensure your meat reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit and doesn’t go much over that. The reason why most pork chops become tough and dry is that they can easily be overcooked.
When it comes to breading meat, most breading procedures are basically the same. But taking the extra time to soak your meat in buttermilk and let the flour set will ensure that your breading is fully adhered for the perfect breaded pork chops or breaded chicken.