Pan Fried Pork Chops: A Flavorful Delight

Are you craving a gourmet meal without the hassle? Look no further than these tantalizing Pan Fried Pork Chops with a mouthwatering pan sauce. This recipe will make you feel like a professional chef in your own kitchen. It’s time to impress your family and friends with this truly restaurant-worthy dish!

Pan Fried Pork Chops

The Perfect Combination of Gourmet and Ease

These Pan Fried Pork Chops are the epitome of gourmet cooking made simple. We start by dry brining the pork chops, resulting in incredibly flavorful and juicy meat. Then, we sear them in a skillet and deglaze with white wine, creating a glorious pan sauce that elevates the dish to new heights. The entire process is both straightforward and undeniably delicious.

These pork chops are versatile and pair well with a variety of sides, such as potatoes, roasted vegetables, pasta salad, or even a side of greens and beans. The possibilities are endless!

Cooking Steps Made Easy

To make these Pan Fried Pork Chops, simply follow these steps:

  1. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, allowing them to sit for 35-45 minutes. This brining technique tenderizes the meat, infusing it with flavor and juiciness. If you’re short on time, pat them dry and season just before searing.

  2. Dust the pork chops with flour, ensuring it coats the surface evenly. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sear the pork chops in batches until they turn golden brown and crisp. Set them aside.

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Pan Fried Pork Chops

  1. Deglaze the skillet with white wine. Add chicken broth, seasonings, crushed garlic, and thyme. Reduce the liquid by half. Finally, add butter and the cooled pork chops, basting them until they become warm and are fully cooked. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and green beans for a complete and delightful meal.

Pan Sauce

Selecting the Best Pork Chops

For this recipe, we recommend using center-cut, bone-in pork chops. The bone adds extra flavor to both the meat and the sauce. Opt for a thicker cut to ensure juiciness and a nicely marbled texture. However, loin chops or boneless chops can also be used, although they are leaner and may require extra precautions to prevent dryness.

Pro Tips for Success

To enhance your cooking experience, here are a few pro tips:

  • Brining: Dry brining the pork chops allows for more liberal salting, as it penetrates the meat, imparting flavor throughout. The amount of salt needed may vary depending on the cut and size of the pork chops used.

  • Searing: Sear the pork chops in batches to prevent overcrowding the skillet. This ensures the edges become nice and crispy. To sear the edges evenly, use kitchen tongs to prop the pork on its side. Adjust the heat as needed while searing.

  • Wine Selection: Opt for Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc as dry white wines for this recipe. Non-alcoholic white wine is also a suitable alternative. However, if unavailable, chicken broth can be used instead.

  • Vegetable Pairings: Roasted broccoli, green beans, or carrots complement this dish perfectly.

  • Potato Pairings: Smashed, mashed, roasted, scalloped, or Greek potatoes are excellent choices to accompany these Pan Fried Pork Chops. Check out our potato recipes here for more inspiration!

  • Lemon Wedges: Consider serving this dish with lemon wedges for an added burst of freshness.

  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze them for up to three months. These pork chops freeze and reheat exceptionally well.

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Pan Fried Pork Chops

Essential Tools for Success

To achieve the best results, make sure you have the following tools on hand:

  • Large/Wide Skillet: A wide skillet, preferably 12-inches, will accommodate all the pork chops without overcrowding.

  • Meat Tenderizer: This tool works wonders, making the pork chops incredibly tender, requiring minimal effort to chew.

  • Meat Thermometer: Ensure that the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F before serving.

  • Kitchen Tongs: Tongs make it easy to handle the pork when searing.

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Now, get ready to indulge in the flavors of these Pan Fried Pork Chops. With every bite, you’ll savor the tender meat, the crispy edges, and the irresistible pan sauce. Enjoy the experience, and discover the joy of gourmet cooking made easy with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.