How to Cook Pork Chops On Stove
pan fried on a cast iron skillet
Beginner cooks sometimes have a lot of anxiety about cooking meat. This is just a no-frills, no worries, method of cooking pork chops.
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What you will need
2 thick pork chops
How to cook
Give your pork chops a healthy coating of salt and pepper on both sides.
Heat your pan
Heat some cooking oil in a cast iron skillet. I use olive oil and wait for the pan to just begin to smoke.
Drop your chops
Carefully lay those guys in the pan.
Brown and flip
Give them a few minutes to brown. Try to get comfortable with the heat. Use your hands if you can. You can peek if you want.
Let the other side cook
You can kinda see your cooking progress on the sides. Look at that pink shining through. Still raw, right?
And the fatty rims
You wanna brown the sides as well. There's some fat on the edges that'll crisp up nice.
Rest. Then slice.
Give them a good 10 minutes to relax and carry over. Slice, against the grain of the meat, as always.
Arrange and serve
They should have a little pink in there still, nice and tender.