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How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet

Want to know how to  cook pork chops? What is more simple than a pleasing dinner including skillet fried pork chops?

Sometimes the very best food really is the easiest.

To learn how to cook pork chops, all you need are some nice pork chops, a large cast iron skillet and some common spices you are likely to have in your home right now for simple delicious skillet fried pork chops, every time.

How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet: Keeping it Simple

Pork chops are one of the easiest meats to cook and to cook well. They are also one of easiest cuts of meat to destroy, turn to shoe leather, dry out or otherwise destroy by cooking. Some of the most delicious pork chops can be done with a cast iron frying pan and simple seasoning consisting of salt, pepper and paprika. With a few minutes of prep time and less than ten minutes of cooking time, you can be eating in no time at all.

How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet: Getting Things Ready

Preparation could not be much easier. Simply sprinkle the salt, pepper and paprika on both sides of the pork chops and let them sit on the counter for about half an hour. When it is time to start cooking, heat up the cast iron skillet until it is hot enough to sear the meat, usually medium high to high heat. When the pan is hot add oil with a pinch of salt.

How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet: Cooking the Chops

Put the pork chops in the hot cast iron skillet. You need to make sure the chops are not touching one another. If the chops touch each other, it can cause them hold in moisture and cause them to steam cook and not brown and sear properly. Place the chops so the thickest parts and boniest parts are toward the center of the skillet where they will get the most heat.

Cook the pork chops for two minutes on each side so the chops will be browned and well seared.  Turn off the heat and let sit. The cast iron skillet will hold enough heat to continue to cook the pork chops until they are cooked thoroughly.

If you find they are not cooked thoroughly, place them over a low heat and cover them until they are done. It is important to cook pork thoroghtly.  So how do know when they are done? When you see juices oozing out of the top of the pork chops, you know they are done.

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