If you’re searching for a simple and delectable dish that can be prepared in just 5 to 10 minutes, look no further than these mouthwatering pork chops. They are the epitome of simplicity and are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Now, I don’t mean to endorse any gender stereotypes here, but let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice to see a big smile on your partner’s face when they take a bite of something delicious.
The Perfect Seasoning
Before we dive into the cooking process, let’s talk about the perfect seasoning for your pork chops. For Plate #1, you’ll need flour, seasoned salt (I personally love Lawry’s), and if you’re feeling adventurous, a touch of cayenne pepper. Be generous with ground black pepper and mix everything together with a fork.
Choosing the Right Cut
Plate #2 is all about the star of our dish: the pork chops. Look for bone-in pork breakfast chops that are thinly cut. There are various types of pork chops out there, but for this recipe, we want the thinnest cut possible with the bone still intact. Sprinkle each side with table salt and, once again, a healthy dose of ground black pepper.
The Lazy Cook’s Method
Let’s be real, we all have a lazy side, especially when it comes to cooking. To save time, we’ll season only one side of the pork chops and place that seasoned side down onto the flour mixture. Give the other side a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then flip it over and cover it in flour. Shake off any excess and transfer the coated pork chops to a clean plate.
The Cooking Process
To achieve that perfect golden brown color and add a touch of flavor, heat 1/2 cup of canola oil in a large skillet. If you happen to have a nonstick skillet that’s seen better days, even better! Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the oil and let it melt completely. Ensure the oil is hot (medium heat) before adding three pork chops to the skillet.
Let the pork chops cook and sizzle on the first side for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep an eye on the edges; we want them to turn a lovely golden brown before flipping. Speaking of flipping, use clean tongs for this part (let’s keep things hygienic). Cook the second side for 1 to 2 minutes. Due to their thinness, pork chops cook quickly, so be mindful not to overcook them.
Once they’re done, transfer the pork chops to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Repeat the process with the remaining pork chops until they’re all cooked to perfection.
A Simple Accompaniment
To keep things easy and delicious, pair your golden pork chops with some small new potatoes. Poke them with a fork a couple of times, then microwave them for around five minutes or until they’re fork-tender. Place them on a big plate (we’ll call it Plate #4) and add a generous amount of butter, salt, and pepper. Cut and smash the potatoes until they’re well combined.
Feel free to get creative with your side dishes and add some bacon and chives if you’re feeling extra energetic. But hey, some nights we just need a meal that’s simple, comforting, and full of flavor. And that’s exactly what these pork chops deliver.
Enjoy your perfectly cooked pork chops and remember, for more delightful recipes and culinary inspiration, visit Ekilove. Happy cooking!