Juicy thick-cut pork chops are easy to make and the results rival any traditional steak. Learn how to make perfect thick-cut pork chops with this easy method.
Juicy thick-cut pork chops are easy to make and the results rival any traditional steak. I’m not kidding! And they’re also cheaper. I call them my secret weapon when it comes to serving crowds on special occasions.
Making perfect pork chops is so easy. If you haven’t had thick-cut pork chops before, get ready to fall in love with them. Those thin, crispy chops you can find everywhere in the grocery store can easily dry out and lack the full flavor that pork chops have.
You can buy thick-cut ribs at almost any grocery store, but you might have to ask for them. Just head to the meat counter and ask for a pork chop 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick. If you have a good butcher, they might smile at your request. Keeping the bones will help retain flavor and moisture, and chopping thick will ensure juiciness.
Are there any smokers? I also have an article detailing how to smoke thick cut pork chops that you should check out. A smoker is an excellent way to cook almost any meat. If you’re not already a smoker, you should seriously consider smoking one.
Juicy thick-cut pork chops are easy to make and the results rival any traditional steak.
rub about a tablespoon olive oil on each of your pork chops. Season generously with salt. Pork needs a lot of salt for flavor. When it comes to thick pork chops, use heavy hand salt. Season lightly with freshly ground pepper.
heat one Oven-safe heavy skillet at high temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sear the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side.
Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Calories: 207kcal | protein: 28G | fat: 9G | Saturated fat: 3G | cholesterol: 89mg | sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 499mg | calcium: 9mg | iron: 0.7mg