This is the best and easiest pork chop you will ever have. Use the best quality pork chops you can find, season them with salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic, and pan-fry until they are browned. Finish them off in the oven. Make this your go-to family dinner.
Author Homemade Italian Cooking with Cara
1TBcoarse sea salt
1TBcoarse-ground black pepper
1TBfresh rosemaryfinely minced
8pork chops1 inch thick, well-marbled, bone-in
Combine salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub a lighter layer of the mix on both sides of the pork chops and let sit for 30 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the pork chops to the pan and cook without moving them until caramelized and brown on one side. Turn the chops over and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes. You may need to do this in two batches if your pan does not hold all 8 chops at one time.
Transfer the pork chops to a heated baking sheet, and put in a 350 degree oven to finish cooking for 7-ish minutes. The pork chops are done when they’re still a little pink inside and an instant-read thermometer reads between 140 and 145 degrees F.
Transfer the chops to a plate or platter and let them rest in a warm spot for 5 to 6 minutes before serving.
Secret- I use Berkshire Pork Chops Milanese from D’Artagnan whenever possible. Order them online when they go on sale and store in the freezer. It is so nice to have them handy when the mood strikes. Visit www.dartagnan.com - and order the Berkshire Pork Chops Milanese. Tip- I always use an oven safe, digital meat thermometer when roasting meat in the oven. The probe goes in the meat, and attaches to a reader outside of the over. The cord is thin enough for the oven door to close. This has been learned the hard way by trial and error. Just do it.