In tonight's dinner, fresh herbs and peppery arugula bring pork chops and potato salad together with a springtime feeling. The vinaigrette-based potato salad is full of flavor without all the mayonnaise, and makes enough for tomorrow's lunch. (It's sure to become your picnic go-to.) Herb-crusted pork chops are simple and classic, with plenty of fresh herbs and room to improvise. You'll be glad there are leftovers for this one too.
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup panko
2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped
2 teaspoons sage, finely chopped
2 teaspoons basil, finely chopped
4 pork chops
salt and pepper, as needed
olive oil, as needed for pan-frying
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Prepare a breading station by placing the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in three separate bowls. Season the bread crumbs with the fresh herbs.
3. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.