Juicy Skillet Fried Pork Chops

Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Rest: 5 minutes | Serves: 2


2 thick cut, bone-in pork chops*

1 tablespoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons salted butter


Add the olive oil and butter to a large skillet and place it over medium-high heat (on a heat scale of 1 to 10, you want the burner set around 7).

Sprinkle half the salt and pepper to one side of the chops. When the butter has melted and started to foam, add the chops to the skillet seasoned-side down. Season the other side with the remaining salt and pepper.

Allow the chops to sear for 5 minutes, and then flip the chops. Continue cooking them on the second side for 10 minutes, and then flip the chops one more time. Cook for 5 minutes more, and then remove the chops to a plate to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

*Set the pork chops out on the counter for about 20 minutes prior to cooking so that they warm to room temperature; this ensures that they're evenly cooked, all the way to the center.


Liza Hawkins | (a)Musing Foodie

aMusingFoodie.com | August 2012