Italian-Style Pork Chops with Cucumber Salad

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What Started it all:
Pork chops, Cucumber, flour, wok

This delightful Italian-inspired dish features succulent pork chops paired with a refreshing cucumber salad. It's a perfect blend of flavors and textures that will impress your guests and make an ordinary meal extraordinary. Best of all, it can be prepared using a wok, adding a unique twist to traditional Italian cooking.


  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon (for zest and juice)
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Wash and slice the cucumber into thin rounds.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Toss the cucumber slices in the dressing and set aside to marinate while you prepare the pork chops.
  4. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel.
  5. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  6. Dredge each pork chop in flour, shaking off any excess.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
  8. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops to the wok.
  9. Cook the pork chops for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Remove the pork chops from the wok and let them rest for a few minutes.
  11. Zest the lemon over the cooked pork chops and squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top for added flavor.
  12. Arrange the pork chops on a serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley.
  13. Serve the pork chops alongside the cucumber salad.

This Italian-Style Pork Chops with Cucumber Salad is a simple yet elegant dish that brings a taste of Italy to your table. The combination of the savory pork chops with the tangy and refreshing cucumber salad makes for a well-balanced meal that is sure to delight your family and friends. Buon appetito!

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