Southern Comfort Fusion: Fried Pork Chops and Creamy Macaroni Delight

Indulge in the soul-satisfying flavors of Southern cuisine with this delectable duo of Southern Fried Pork Chops and creamy Macaroni. Crispy, golden pork chops meet a cheesy macaroni symphony, creating a meal that encapsulates the heartiness and comfort the Southern kitchen is renowned for. Follow these easy steps to bring a taste of the South to your dinner table.


For Southern Fried Pork Chops:

  • 1 1/4 lb bone-in pork chops
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Oil for frying

For the Mac:

  • 3 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 (370 mL/12 oz) cans evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp paprika


For Southern Fried Pork Chops:

  1. Mix spices together in a spice or coffee grinder, then divide in half.
  2. Sprinkle chops on both sides with part of one-half of the spices.
  3. In a shallow dish, add the chops and cover with milk. Soak for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  4. In another shallow dish, add flour, panko crumbs, and the other half of the spices. Blend well and set aside.
  5. Remove chops from the milk and coat with the flour mixture on both sides. Allow to rest on a clean tray for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Heat about 3 cups of cooking oil in a cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat.
  7. Once the oil reaches 300-325 degrees, add the chops in batches and fry until the temperature is 145 degrees and they are golden brown on the outside (about 3-4 minutes per side).
  8. Drain excess oil on a wire rack over a sheet pan or on paper towels.

For the Mac:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and macaroni, cooking until al dente. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Add butter to the macaroni, stirring until melted. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together evaporated milk, milk, eggs, and garlic salt until fully combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  6. Layer 1/3 of the macaroni, then 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining macaroni and cheese mixture.
  7. Pour the milk mixture over the top and sprinkle paprika evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.


Savor the harmony of crispy Southern Fried Pork Chops paired with the creamy richness of Macaroni. This Southern Comfort Fusion promises to transport your taste buds to a place where every bite is a celebration of warmth and flavor. Gather your loved ones, embrace the spirit of Southern hospitality, and enjoy this comforting and delicious meal.

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