If you’re craving a mouthwatering dish that delivers perfectly caramelized and intensely flavorful pork chops, look no further than the Duroc Pork Chop at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill. Our cast iron pork chops are a staple in many households, and for good reason. Whether you prefer bone-in or boneless pork chops, our tried and true stovetop method guarantees a juicy and delicious outcome in just a few minutes. Get ready to indulge in some seriously moist and tasty pork chops!
The Best Cast Iron Pork Chops Recipe
There’s something about pork chops made in a cast iron skillet that makes them a winner every time. The supreme juiciness and caramelized crust take each bite to a whole new level of deliciousness. When you’re not in the mood for steak or chicken, pork chops are always an enticing option.
Tender and full of flavor, our cast iron pork chops are easy to prepare and always a family favorite. From the moment you start cooking, the intoxicating aroma will fill your kitchen and have everyone eagerly waiting to dig in!
🥘 Cast Iron Pork Chops Ingredients
The beauty of our Duroc Pork Chop recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a handful of quality ingredients, you can elevate this dish to a whole new level. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 pork chops (boneless or bone-in, about 1-inch-thick cuts) – Go for a nice-looking thick-cut or ask your butcher for a recommendation.
- 1 teaspoon of salt & pepper – Season conservatively and add more if needed, allowing the natural taste of the pork chops to shine through.
- 2 teaspoons of paprika – A sprinkle of spice adds a subtle kick and helps with perfect caramelization.
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – Stick to EVOO as it adds a smooth and rich flavor that pairs perfectly with pork.
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic (or 2-3 cloves) – Use fresh garlic cloves for better flavor, but the jarred minced garlic works as well.
- 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley – This garnish adds a gourmet touch and fresh flavor.
- 1 tablespoon of butter – Opt for rich European butter for the best results.
For a detailed list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.
🔪 How To Cook Pork Chops in a Cast Iron Skillet
Our method for cooking pork chops in a cast iron skillet is as easy as it gets! The even heating of cast iron skillets ensures superb caramelization, color, and searing for anything you cook this way. Don’t worry if you don’t have a cast iron skillet; a skillet or non-stick frying pan with a good heavy bottom will do the trick.
This recipe prepares 2 pork chops, but feel free to make more if needed!
Prepare the Pork Chops
- Prep: Gently pat away any excess moisture from the pork chops with a paper towel. Heat your cast iron skillet to medium-high temperature along with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
- Season: Season the upward-facing side of your pork chops with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and 2 teaspoons of paprika. Make sure to evenly season the edges for maximum flavor.
- Sear: Once the olive oil is shimmering or beginning to slightly smoke, place the pork chops in the cast iron skillet with the seasoned side facing downwards. Season the upward-facing side in the skillet. Cook for 4 minutes without moving the pork chops to achieve that perfectly caramelized crust.
- Flip: Use tongs to flip your pork chops after 4 minutes, searing the edges in the skillet as you turn them. Add 2-3 garlic cloves (and 1 tablespoon of parsley if desired) to the skillet. Cook for an additional 4 minutes without fussing with the pork chops.
- Baste: After the 4 minutes is complete, add 1 tablespoon of butter and turn off the heat. Spoon the melted butter over the pork chops liberally, then let them rest in the skillet for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve: Plate your cast iron pork chops with the pan juices drizzled over top, and lightly garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
You can enjoy these cast iron pork chops with a variety of side dishes like steamed mixed veggies, creamed spinach, corn on the cob, or a potato or rice side dish. The possibilities are endless!
💭 Angela’s Tips & Recipe Notes
Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your Duroc Pork Chops:
- You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops with this cast iron recipe, and both versions are equally excellent.
- If you have leftovers, you can cube up the pork chops and incorporate them into salads, pasta, sandwiches, or even enjoy them for breakfast with eggs.
- Avoid moving the pork chops during the initial sear to achieve that perfectly caramelized crust.
🥡 Storing & Reheating
In the rare case that you have leftovers, storing and reheating the Duroc Pork Chops is a breeze. Simply wrap them in foil or place them in an airtight container and store them properly in the refrigerator. They should be good to eat for about 2-3 days.
When reheating, we recommend using the oven for the best texture.
🐖 Other Great Pork Chop Recipes
If you’re in the mood for more pork chop recipes, check out these delicious options:
- Crock Pot Pork Chops – Tender and juicy meat that is almost completely hands-off!
- Air Fryer Shake & Bake Pork Chops – Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
- Stuffing Stuffed Pork Chops – Holiday-worthy pork chops loaded up with stuffing.
- Shake And Bake Pork Chops – Crispy breaded pork chops ready in under 30 minutes.
- Marinated Grilled Pork Chops – A homemade marinade that works perfectly for pork chops.
- Honey Garlic Baked Pork Chops – Double-coated pork chops smothered with a sweet honey garlic sauce.
For the detailed recipe and step-by-step instructions, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill. Get ready to savor the irresistible flavor of our Duroc Pork Chops and enjoy a memorable dining experience.