Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops
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Recipe type: Main Dish - Pork
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 pork chops, 1" thick (Bone-in or boneless will work-- but I prefer bone-in, as they have more flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lard, bacon grease, or coconut oil (for frying)
Instructions
  1. Thirty minutes before cooking, remove the chops from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  3. In a cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet), heat the lard or oil until it's just barely starting to smoke. We want the skillet nice and hot so we get a nice sear on the chops.
  4. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the pork chops (both sides). Pat it or rub it in a bit too-- just to make sure it sticks.
  5. Place the pork chops in the hot pan (you may need two skillets, if your chops are on the large-side). The oil will likely pop a bit, so be careful.
  6. Sear the meat until both sides have a lovely brown crust. This usually takes 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Once you are nice and crusty, transfer the pan(s) into the preheated oven. Finish the pork chops in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork is 145 degrees.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to rest 8-10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2016/10/pan-fried-pork-chops.html