When many people think of pork chops they think of dry...breaded...rubbery...and bland. Well I'm here to introduce you to the flavorful, juicy, crusted pork chop...
- 4 Pork Loin Chops (1 inch thick)
- 3 tbsp cooking fat - coconut oil or ghee or both (I used 1 tbsp ghee + 2 tbsp coconut oil)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp seasoning mix of choice (I used "21 Seasoning Salute" from Trader Joe's)
Dry the pork chops off with paper towels. Mix the seasonings together and coat both sides of the chops thoroughly, really rub the seasoning all over so they're covered. Let them sit out of the fridge for 30 minutes (this will help with the juiciness). Heat the fat in a large cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot. Add the chops and don't move them for 4 minutes to let them get a nice sear on them. With tongs, flip them over (add more fat if your pan looks dry) and set the timer for another 4 minutes. Remove from pan and check with a meat thermometer. It should read between 145 and 160 degrees F. Then let it rest for 5-10 minutes (this part is important).