Easy Pan Seared Pork Chops
Learn how to cook a pork chop to perfection!
- 4 pork chops (thick in size)
- Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil for searing
Pat chops dry with the paper towel and sprinkle them very generously with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Heat your skillet (I recommend cast iron one) to medium high and add the olive oil. When it's shimmering hot and not a moment before, add your chops.
Sear on one side, without moving them at all, until they are nice and golden brown on the first side, about 3-5 minutes. Flip and sear the other side until browned.
The easiest way to check if the pork chop is done is to use meat thermometer. When they reach an internal temperature of 135 F degrees they are done.
Remove them from the skillet and let them rest on a plate for 10 minutes, during which time they will continue cooking with the residual heat and will eventually reach 145 F degrees.
Do remember that cooking time can vary based on the thickness of the pork chops.
Calories: 238kcal | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 499mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg