I’ve been in one of those ruts lately, where I just don’t know what to cook. I think we’ve had these pork chops three times over the last few weeks because they are easy and don’t take a lot of time.
They taste good, too, so that helps.
We usually get a large pork loin at Sam’s, and my husband cuts it up into chops and roasts. It’s economical, and it helps stock up our meat supply in the freezer.
These pork chops are made with three simple seasonings: salt, pepper, and chili powder. That’s it. Simple, but they do have a lot of flavor.
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- oil for frying
Here’s what to do:
- If your chops are frozen, let them thaw. Then arrange them on a cutting board. Pat them dry with paper towels.
- Combine the seasonings in a small dish.
- Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on both sides of the pork chops. Let them sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to absorb and the chops to lose their chill.
- Heat oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the chops (with the lid on the pan) for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chops. Mine were not that thick, and they were completely thawed, so 3 minutes per side worked perfectly.
- Once they seem done, remove from heat but leave the cover on. Let the chops rest. While they are resting, the steam from the pan will make the chops nice and juicy.
- Serve with easy sides, and you have an easy but tasty meal!