Pork chops are a good choice when you are pressed for time. They can be quickly grilled, broiled, or sauteed/pan-fried with little preparation time. Chef-2-Chef Culinary Portal
Many side dishes go well with pork chops. My favorite is mashed sweet potatoes. Cut the raw sweet potatoes in small pieces and they cook in 15-20 minutes.
Here are some easy guidelines which you can incorporate into any of your pork chop recipes:
To saute or pan fry, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown and cook on both sides until done (15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of the chops). Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Do not cover because covering steams and toughens the meat.
TIP: I use a Wire Splatter Screen whenever I saute or pan fry any kind of meat.
To broil, preheat broiler. Broil 3-4 inches from heat. Thick chops will take about 8 minutes per side and thin chops will take about 5 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
To grill, brush chops with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat until chops are done. Or, eliminate the oil, and brush frequently with barbecue sauce.
To bake or roast, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a shallow oiled baking pan. Bake for about 15 minutes per side.
To improve pan-fried pork chops…after you remove the chops from the skillet, deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup of either white or red wine; then pour over the chops.
My grandma made the best breaded pork chops I’ve ever eaten. The difference is crushing saltines instead of store bought bread crumbs or cracker meal. The recipe is below.
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