How to Pan Fry Pork Chops

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Learn how to pan fry pork chops following this easy Pan-Fried Pork Chops recipe, complete with a Dijon Mustard Sauce using pan drippings!

You will need...

For Pan-Fried Pork Chops pork chops  kosher salt  black pepper thyme sprigs  garlic cloves  butter

You will need...

For Pork Pan Sauce chicken stock dijon mustard heavy cream Worcestershire sauce

Let's make Pan Fried Pork Chops!

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450℉ and place a cast iron pan into the oven to warm it for 5 minutes. Season pork with salt and pepper. Add pork to the removed pan from the oven, and sear on each side.

Step 2

Top the pork chops with garlic and thyme. Place the skillet in the oven again for 6-7 minutes.

Step 3

After 6-7 minutes, remove the pan from the oven - carefully - and place it back on the stove over low heat. Flip the pork chops and top them with butter.

Step 4

Using oven mitts or pot holders, tilt the pan carefully to pour the melted butter, garlic, and thyme over the pork chops, for about 3 minutes

Step 5

Remove the pork chops from the pan and set them aside. Without cleaning the pan, add chicken stock, then slowly add heavy cream while stirring.

Step 6

Mix together, then add in the dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

Step 7

Continue to whisk together until fully incorporated. Scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

Step 8

Allow the sauce to thicken as desired, then add the pork chops back to the pan. Serve, and enjoy!

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