Wednesday, September 5, 2012

World’s Best UNFRIED Pork Chops

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These pork chops are just wonderful, and they’re healthy! 

I have to give my son, Ryan, a world class cook, by the way, credit for making these chops.  You simply brown well on one side on your stovetop over medium heat, flip them and immediately put them uncovered in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  I use convection heat and it takes about twenty minutes for chops that are 3/4 inch thick.  Add another 5 minutes or so if you don’t use convection.

The secret to this is to blot the chops first with paper towel to remove moisture, so they “fry” in the oven.  I love to use a grill pan, as the chops sit above any liquid that collects and gets the great grill marks that everybody likes.

We are huge fans of Paul Prudhomme’s Meat Magic to season chops and chicken.  It’s been around since the 80’s, available in your spice aisle and it’s unbeatable!  Add lots of fresh cracked pepper and you’ve got an awesome dish.

Spray the skillet with Pam, you don’t need any oil, and these chops are low in calories without sacrificing flavor.  I also make boneless chicken breasts this way, it works equally well.

I sometimes use Soul Seasoning for these chops with excellent results, too.  The brand is Spice Islands, and it’s also in the spice aisle.  I found this recipe to make your own Soul Seasoning, I would think it would be really good and inexpensive to make.  Check it out here and see what you think.

~ Jan

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