Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Mama's Perfect Pork Chops
This recipe came from simplyrecipes.com via Jamie Kimberlin. I haven't made it yet, but Jamie told me it was fantastical and, quite frankly, she's usually right. I will make it tonight and if it sucks, will remove it tomorrow (just kidding!) I know it will be scrumptious; can't wait to taste test it!
Mama's Perfect Pork Chops (based on recipe from Simplyrecipes.com)
2 thick cut boneless pork chops (1-1/2in thick if possible)
a few splashes of balsamic vinegar
1-2TB of evoo
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
salt and pepper
1-2tsp fresh thyme or something of that sort
1TB ghee, or butter, or bacon fat
-mix vinegar,evoo,garlic,and thyme together in a bowl. salt and pepper pork chops and put in a ziplock with the marinade for 30mins
-when ready, heat cast iron skillet or sauté pan on medium high, when hot add cooking fat to coat the bottom of the pan
-take chops out of marinade and sprinkle each side with a bit of paprika. place in hot pan- make sure there is plenty of space b/t them
-brown pork chops for about 5-6 mins on first side without moving them.
-when it is time to flip, if you are using a cast iron pan, you can turn off the heat and cover the pan once you flip them. the pan holds enough heat to sear and cook the chops after the heat is turned off. mine were very thick so I kept the heat on low for about another 5-7 minutes to cook them and then turned it off. 140 degrees was perfection for me on these.
-served with Jen's Mediterranean asparagus, absolutely MAGIC people. http://theycallitfallingforareason.blogspot.com/2010/10/mediterranean-asparagus.html
Here is the real Mama's recipe, I haven't tried the rub since I had zero time for that shiz. looks delish though.