Pan Fried Pork Chops Recipe


4 bone-in pork chops, about 1-inch thick Salt and pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter Fresh herbs (optional, for garnish)

Step 1

Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. This helps the seasoning stick better and ensures a good sear.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Season both sides of the pork chops generously with this mixture.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter. Let the butter melt and heat until it starts to foam slightly.

Step 4

Carefully place the seasoned pork chops in the hot pan. Cook without moving for about 4-5 minutes on the first side, or until nicely browned and a crust has formed.

Step 5

Flip the pork chops using tongs. Cook for another 4-5 minutes on the second side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C) for medium doneness.

Step 6

Once cooked through, remove the pork chops from the pan and let them rest on a plate for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute.