Searing the Perfect Pork Chops

Many people are a little intimidated by cuts of pork because they are lean and often overcooked. Try this recipe for pork chops seared in a cast iron pan. Seasoning the pork for 15 minutes is the key to a nice crust on your chops and to retain moisture. And chops on the bone are always more flavorsome and juicy.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes

Yield: 4 Pork Chops


4 Pork Chops

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1 tablespoon thyme, chopped

2 oz butter

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

½ tablespoon salt


Remove the pork chops from the fridge 30 min before cooking to come to room temperature

Season the meat for 15 minutes prior to cooking

Put the oil in a cast iron pan and get the pan hot. Add the chops and leave them alone for 3-5 minutes before flipping

Turn them over and cook for another 3-5 minutes

Cut the heat and add the garlic, thyme and butter

Tilt the pan and baste the meat for a couple of minutes