My mother is famous for this recipe! It sounds like a weird combo of flavors but it is ohhhh so good! You can also bake them if you do not have a deep-fryer, but you won't get the same crunchiness.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a shallow dish, stir together the garlic, cinnamon and soy sauce. Place the pork chops in the mixture, and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  • Fry pork chops in the hot oil until the juices run clear and they are crispy on the outside. This will only take about 2 minutes.

Alternate cooking method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place chops into a shallow baking dish after marinating. Bake for 20 minutes, or to your desired degree of doneness.

Nutrition Facts

409.9 calories; 33.3 g protein; 3.2 g carbohydrates; 81.4 mg cholesterol; 1855 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2007
I was looking for a different way to cook chops. My husband is very particular on his pork. I found this recipe on the web but forgot to write everything down. When I made it I panfried the chops and forgot the cinnamon. As I fried them I basted the chops with the marinade. These were absolutely delicious and my husband actually complimented me on them too. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
These had a good texture. We thought the cinnamon was a strange favor on them. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2007
I was looking for a different way to cook chops. My husband is very particular on his pork. I found this recipe on the web but forgot to write everything down. When I made it I panfried the chops and forgot the cinnamon. As I fried them I basted the chops with the marinade. These were absolutely delicious and my husband actually complimented me on them too. Thanks. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2007
I was looking for a different way to cook chops. My husband is very particular on his pork. I found this recipe on the web but forgot to write everything down. When I made it I panfried the chops and forgot the cinnamon. As I fried them I basted the chops with the marinade. These were absolutely delicious and my husband actually complimented me on them too. Thanks. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
When I was frying these bad boys I thought no way it would take in the flavor it just looked messy and the soy sauce gushing out of the chops. BUT when I took a piece off for sampling... OMG DELICIOUS! So surprised... And it didn't take long too cook! Will be making this again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2005
If you are looking for a REAL Quick dinner - this is it. Dinner was on the table in under 20 min. I put the meat in the marinade early in the day and let it marinate all day. I served it with Lipton's Asian Style Teriyaki Noodles and honeyed carrots. Just as the noodles were almost cooked I deep fried the pork - mine took almost 5 min. and it was still slightly pink inside which was OK with us. Tell you Mom thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2007
These chops had an interesting flavor but weren't crispy and took a bit longer than 2 minutes possibly because I opted not to pound them down. My husband thought there was citrus involved and was so impressed he took leftovers for lunch the next day which is truly remarkable in our household. Teens turned their noses up which isn't remarkable about new things around here. I served them with white rice green beans and a salad and will definitely try them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2009
Very easy and quick. I opted to bake the pork chops and they came out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
These had a good texture. We thought the cinnamon was a strange favor on them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2011
I HATED PORK CHOPS! However these are exceptional! I doubled garlic and cinnamon as suggested by a previous reviewer marinated for 2 hours and baked as directed. I AM A PORK CHOP LOVER NOW! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2011
This was absolutely delish. Not only was it fast and easy but my boyfriend loved it. He barely came up for air! I doubled up on the garlic and cinnamon for personal taste and it was fantastic. Recommend this to everyone! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/03/2012
These were okay but I wouldn't eat them again. Read More
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