Fried Pork Chops
Fried Pork chops are one of my very favorite foods. I could have made an entire article just on the many ways to cook them! Fried pork chops are so easy to prepare that even a beginner can do it. They’re great for parties, but they’re also great as a meal on their own. Here is my description of each type of pork chop and how to make them.
Fried pork chops are made from thinly sliced, boneless, skinless, lean pork meat. Most often, the meat is seasoned before being fried. Some chefs leave the seasoning on while others do not. The seasoned pork is used as a base for many different variations of southern fried pork chops.
- Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops.
- Combine the flour and some cayenne, salt and black pepper. Dredge each side of the pork chops in the flour mixture, and then set aside on a plate.
- Heat the canola oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add the butter. When the butter is melted and the butter/oil mixture is hot, cook 3 pork chops at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook until the chops are golden brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes (make sure no pink juices remain). Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining pork chops.
- Delicious and simple! Serve with smashed new potatoes.
After the ingredients are heated through and waiting for the second side to emerge you are ready to flip. At this point you should try to flip one side at a time. This will seal in some of the juices that will help your recipe along. Once both sides are golden brown and cooked you can pull off the boneless piece of meat and add it to your favorite pork chop recipe. If you like you can even cut up the excess meat to serve as a sandwich filling. It’s easy, delicious and best of all, it’s cheap!