How to fry the perfect pork chop

Hey guys! Now that BBQ season is here, it’s time to pull out the grill (or frying pan) and sear some meat. 😀

perfect pork chop

Let’s start with something basic, but it’s good to have a refresher: The perfect pork chop. Now, this is a matter of personal opinion, but this is a quick, easy and popular to do it.

It can be transferred from the pan to the grill as well 🙂

You will need:

  • Thick cut pork loin chops. Bone in or boneless, your choice. They do have differing cooking times though.
  • Butter
  • Salt/pepper
  • Some sort of surface to cook on. 

Step one:

Melt a generous tablespoon of butter in the pan until slightly browning. If you’re grilling on a flat top, you can do the same thing. If you’re using a grate style grill, skip to step two and melt the butter on top of the chop while searing.

Season the chops with salt and pepper, and sear at high heat for about a minute (or until brown)

Step two:

Turn down the heat to medium or move to a cooler part of the grill. You want to let it rest for about 7-8 minutes to cook through. The chop will be fairly firm but a bit springy.

This method should achieve a medium-well chop. Remember that meat still cooks for awhile when you take it off the heat – so don’t overdo it or you’ll have dry pork!


– Dannielle

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