Growing up my mother cooked a lot of country style comfort food. These pork chops were inspired by hers! A hearty meal that feeds the soul! My family goes crazy over them, and I think yours will too! Even better they require minimal ingredients, are quick to prepare and are a pretty inexpensive cut of pork. An excellent source of iron and protein! They are delicious paired with mashed Potatoes and your favorite vegetables.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: About 20 Minutes
Total Time: About 30 Minutes
Yield: About 2 Pork Chops per Adult
Ingredients: (always be sure to check labels, and use products that are safe for your family to consume)
- 6-8 Thin Cut Boneless Pork Chops
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Seasoned Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
- Enough oil to just cover the bottom of a large frying pan
- 1 Clove Garlic (optional)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Deep Dish (Pie Plate) For flour mixture
- Glass Cutting Board or Large Plate
- Fork or Whisk to mix flour
- Large Fry Pan or Cast Iron Skillet
- 2 sets of tongs or different spatulas (one designated for raw chops, one designated for cooked)
- Oven safe dish to keep pork chops while you cook each batch
Step 1: Preheat oven to lowest setting Usually 175-200 degrees.
Step 2: Then prep a large frying pan by placing it on the stove, and adding just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan (generously). Turn burner on to medium-high heat to start preheating your pan. It is important that the pan is already hot when pork chops are added.
Step 3: Add flour seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a deep dish and use whisk or fork to combine thoroughly.
Step 4: Season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper, and then add chops to flour. Wiggle the chops around being sure to coat well, and flip using tongs being sure to coat all sides of the meat well. Lightly shake off any excess. Place onto glass cutting board or large plate. (Why Flour? The flour helps hold in the moisture of the pork during cooking, while seasoning it and adding a slight crunch)
Optional Step 5: Right before cooking season hot oil by smashing one clove of garlic, removing skin and adding it to pan. Cook clove 1-2 minutes being careful not to burn it. Remove with tongs and discard. This will give your oil a light garlic flavor. It is not required for recipe, but it does make a big difference in flavor. It adds that special touch, that little somethin' extra. ;)
Step 6: Place two or three chops into the hot oil (being careful to not over crowd) and cook About 3 1/2 minutes, flip chops then cook another 3 1/2 minutes. Tip: I find it helpful to set a timer so I can work on the rest of the meal while they are cooking. Always cook pork chops to a safe temperature shown on package label.
Step 7: When one batch is done, remove from pan with clean tongs (just a different set that haven't touched the raw chops) and place chops on oven safe rack or dish and then place oven to keep warm while you prep the rest of the chops.
Step 8: Continue process until all are cooked.
These Pork chops are delicious served with gravy on top, and paired with homemade Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Both recipes coming soon! :)
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