Friday, October 30, 2009

Pioneer Woman's Simple, Fried Pork Chops

From Pioneer Woman's recipe, found here.

7-8 bone in pork chops
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp season salt
cayenne pepper, to taste (a couple shakes will do it)
1 tsp black pepper
Canola Oil to cover the bottom of a frying pan (or vegetable oil, that's what I used...)
2 tbsp butter

Rinse the pork chops, then salt and pepper both sides.
Combine all the dry ingredients, then dredge your pork chops through the flour mixture.  Set aside on a plate.
Heat oil on medium high heat, and add butter.  Once the butter  is melted, add your pork chops.
Don't try to put too many in the pan, cook them 3-4 at a time.
Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.  (it will depend how thick your pork chops are... when they have bones, it's better to get the thinner ones...)  Poke them to make sure no pink juice creeps out.
Dig in!

My review:  Usually, when eating pork chops, I prefer shake and bake, but these pork chops had an amazing flavor to them because of all the seasoning, and they got incredibly crispy and delicious.  The butter addition also made them get a really pretty shade of brown.  I'll take this over shake and bake any day!  It's a lot quicker and you don't have to heat up your oven, too!