Banana Chip Crusted Jerk Pork Chops

Banana chips encrust pork chops for the perfect combination of crunchy, sweet and savory. Chopped Basket Ingredient: Banana Chips
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 bunch scallions

7 tablespoons vegetable oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

One 14-ounce can black beans

1 1/2 cups banana chips

1/2 cup panko

3 teaspoons dry jerk seasoning

Four 8-ounce bone-in pork chops

Cooked white rice, for serving

Directions

  1. Chop the scallions, keeping the whites and greens separate.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Stir in the scallion whites and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the scallions are golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in the beans along with any liquid in the can, bring to a simmer and then remove from the heat. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  3. Pulse the banana chips in a blender until finely ground. Stir the banana crumbs together with the panko and jerk seasoning. Sprinkle each pork chop with a generous pinch of salt and pepper, and then dredge them in the banana crumb coating, pressing so the crumbs adhere.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Then add the pork chops in batches and cook, turning once, until golden and just pink in the center, about 8 minutes total. Wipe out the skillet and cook the remaining pork chops with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in the same manner. Let the pork stand 5 minutes.
  5. Serve the pork with the rice and beans, sprinkled with the reserved scallion greens.