These pan-fried pork chops are rubbed with just the right amount of cayenne, paprika, and onion powder to make them interesting yet not offputting to the spice averse. An easy meal that comes together in just 30 minutes.
Pan-Fried Pork Chops
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- 10 M
- 30 M
- Serves 4
In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, onion powder, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne. Mix well. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture all over the pork chops, coating both sides.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops in a single layer and fry, turning once, until golden brown, and the internal temperature has reached 145°F (63°C), about 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness.
Serve on a serving platter or individual plates, and devour.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
A simple and satisfying way to serve up pork chops for a quick weeknight meal. The pork chops cooked up perfectly in a cast iron pan and left a nice sauce to drizzle over the top.
I used Maldon Smoked Sea Salt, which lent a nice smokey flavor to the seasoning. The chops were 3/4 inch thick and I cooked them for 7 minutes per side.
These pork chops certainly made for a delicious and hearty dinner! This spice mixture complements the chops very nicely and can be enhanced with a touch of garlic as well. I served these with steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes. Our bellies were super happy and begging for leftovers!
My chops were just over 1/2 inch thick. The chops took exactly 6 minutes each side to reach 145°F. I recommend trying a little bit of garlic powder (1 tsp, same as onion powder) in with the spice mix! Garlic adds a nice complement to the rest of the mix and really, you can never have too much garlic.