- Preheat the oven 400. Using a food processor, finely grind the nuts, garlic, lemon peel, and 1/2 tsp salt. Transfer to a shallow bowl; whisk in the breadcrumbs.
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Dip each chop into the egg, then coat with nut mixture; transfer to baking sheet.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chops and cook until golden, about 2 minutes each side; return to baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center registers 140, about 20 minutes.
The Verdict: Abe loved this dish....I served it with grilled asparagus and grilled tomatoes. Easy A+ meal. If you buy pistachios shelled in bulk you will get a better deal, just a little tip. I also used whole wheat bread crumbs in this dish just for a little whole grain factor.