~ Tender Fried Chops ~

Cassie *


This cooking method renders tender, juicy chops. De-glazing the pan makes a wonderful sauce as well.



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5 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


  • 4 - 1/2
    - 1 inch thick chops
  • 3/4 tsp
    each - kosher salt, dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - pepper, garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make ~ Tender Fried Chops ~


  1. Season chops evenly on both sides and let set for about 30 minutes.
  2. Using a cast iron skillet works best for these chops. Place pan on burner over medium heat. Add the oil.

    Once oil shimmers, add chops to the pan, do not over crowd.
  3. Cook slowly on one side about 5 minutes, lower heat some if browning too quickly as cast iron cooks much faster than other skillets.

    After about 4 - 5 minutes, flip chops to other side. Cook another 4 - 5 minutes.
  4. Place lid over skillet and remove from heat. Leave set for 10 minutes for 1/2 inch chops and a little longer for 1 inch.

    Remove chops and de glaze pan with 1/2 cup red wine and add 1 tablespoon of butter to make a sauce.
  5. Plate chops and pour sauce over.


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About ~ Tender Fried Chops ~

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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