Portuguese Keto Pork Chops

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Hey! While this photo doesn’t do the Low Carb Portuguese Pork Chops justice, I promise they are delicious.

They’re seasoned, fried and then simmered in a luscious Keto Bechamel sauce that’s going to knock your socks off….

Served Low Carb Portuguese Pork Chops

🥘Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pork Chops Boneless or bone-in. Your choice.
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

Make this first. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and quick.

Garnish – Optional

  • Lemon Wedges
  • capers
  • chives

👨🏿‍🍳How to make the Portuguese Pork Chops:

  • Salt and pepper the pork chops and let them sit (covered) at room temp for 30-45 minutes if time allows. If not, continue on.

Doing this is sort of like a dry brine that keeps the meat juicy. Pork is one of those meats that can go from rare to chewy shoe leather quickly. This REALLY helps that from happening.

  • Make the Bechamel Sauce. The link to the Low Carb Bechamel is in the ingredients section if you need it.
  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and when hot, add oil and wait until it shimmers. Fry chops on each side for 4-5 minute or until they turn a golden color. (Only flip once).
  • Once fried on each side add ¾ cup Bechamel sauce to the pan and turn heat to low. Sprinkle the oregano over the sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes. The pork chops should be 165°F in the center.
  • Serve with additional sauce and your choice of sides.

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📋Tips & FAQ’s:

What is I need to make a larger or smaller batch?

No problem. This recipe can easily be halved or doubled. The sauce recipe makes enough to double this recipe too.

Why didn’t you just put the Bechamel Sauce recipe on this page?

Because that delicious Keto Bechamel Sauce deserves it’s own page. It goes with everything from Albacore to Zucchini. (See what I did there?)

🥁Ba da da da da – I’ll be here all week….

What are some good sides for the Portuguese Pork Chops besides the same ol’ green salad suggestions?

Stay away from creamy sides since this sauce is very heavy. Here are a few complimentary ideas:

That’s all for the Portuguese Pork Chops with Bechamel Sauce!

I hope you enjoy this magnificent way to serve pork chops!

As always, please leave any questions or comments below.

Ciao!

Brandy

Portuguese Pork Chops FI

Portuguese Pork Chops with Creamy Bechamel Sauce

Brandy
It's hard to desrcibe how comforting and satisfying these pork chops are. The creamy sauce combined with tender, juicy pork pork chops will surprise you and you'll definitely make this recipe again. Family friendly, picky kid approved.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Keto, Portuguese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

Frying Pan
Chefs Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Pork Chops Boneless or bone-in. Your choice.
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

Garnish

  • Lemon Wedges
  • capers
  • chives

Instructions
 

  • Salt and pepper the pork chops and let them sit (covered) at room temp for 30-45 minutes if time allows. If not, continue on.
    Season Pork Chops
  • Make the Bechamel Sauce. The link to the Low Carb Bechamel is in the ingredients section if you need it.
    Served Keto Low Carb Bechamel Sauce
  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and when hot, add oil and wait until it shimmers. Fry chops on each side for 4-5 minute or until they turn a golden color. (Only flip once).
    Fry Pork Chops
  • Once fried on each side add ¾ cup Bechamel sauce to the pan and turn heat to low. Sprinkle the oregano over the sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes. The pork chops should be 165°F in the center.
    Simmering pork chops
  • Serve with additional sauce and your choice of sides.
    Served Low Carb Portuguese Pork Chops

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz chopCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 25gFat: 21gSodium: 92mgFiber: 1gFat Ratio per Serving: 63%Protein Ratio per Serving: 33.33%
Keyword cream cheese, gluten free, Pork
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