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Cast-Iron Skillet Pork Chops

Though it might seems like a counterintuitive practice, extra flipping is the secret to the golden-brown crust on these pork chops.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 5 minutes
    •    Cook time: 20 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

    •    8 sprigs sage
    •    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    •    1 tbsp unsalted butter
    •    2 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed
    •    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    •    2 1½”-thick bone-in pork rib chops (8–10 ounces each)

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season pork chops all over (including the fat cap) with salt and pepper. Cook pork chops until bottom side is golden brown, about 1 minute. Turn and cook on other side about 1 minute before turning again. Repeat this process, turning about every minute, until chops are deep golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 135°, 8–10 minutes (cooking time will depend on thickness of chops).
  2. Remove pan from heat and add sage, garlic, and butter, smashing garlic into butter. Tilt skillet and spoon foaming butter and drippings over pork chops, making sure to baste the fat cap as well as the rib. Transfer pork chops to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes (pork will come to 145° as it sits).
  3. Cut away bone and slice pork about ¼” thick. Serve with any juices from the cutting board spooned over top.



This great family recipe is thanks to Bon appetit Recipes at https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/new-favorite-pork-chops

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