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Juicy Pan Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Juicy Pan Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Quick, easy, tender, succulent and full of flavour - it's time we give the good old steak a rest and give pork chops a go instead.

02 April, 2019
Average: 4.4 (13 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 25 MIN


Salt and pepper
to season
2 tbs/30 g
1/2 head
2 sprigs


  • Add butter to a heavy, cast iron pan or large skillet on medium high heat. Add half a head of garlic, onion and rosemary to the butter or oil, if using, and let infuse for about 5 minutes. 

  • In the meantime, pat dry the pork chops with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Add the pork chops to the pan whilst the butter or oil is hot. Cook for about 5 minutes until it is golden brown on one side of the pork. Swirl around the fat on the pan every now and then, scooping it up and bathing the top side of the pork chop with the hot butter. Turn chops and reduce heat to low. Cook for about one minute until it is just turned opaque. If you wish, you can check the internal temperature of the pork chops with a meat thermometer to check for doneness. It should read 140F/60C. 

  • Take the pork chops off the heat and let rest for 10 minutes. The meat will continue to cook off the heat. This time also helps the juices in the meat to redistribute themselves, absorbing back into the meat. Serve warm. 

Read our article on how to pan fry pork chops to perfection as well as suggestions for side dishes.


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