I was looking around for a good, never fail recipe. I used to only use Shake N Bake, but lately my chops were dry and tough. So I found this never fail recipe and then expanded on it, which is what I usually do. Here are the tricks and tips!
- Use a lot of garlic! You can use fresh and mince it all up and that is fabulous, but recently I found something new for this type of cooking. Granulated Garlic. Not Garlic Salt, just plain granulated garlic!
- Powdered Rosemary leaves. I use a spice grinder to get the dried leaves nice and fine. Remember, don’t be shy with the seasoning!
Pork Loin Chop Recipe Ingredients:
- Pork Loin Chops
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 6-8 cloves Garlic (rough chopped) or Granulated Garlic
- Fresh Rosemary (or dried leaves)
- Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Season both sides of chop before cooking–and don’t be timid with the seasoning–it makes all the difference! I often use just salt and pepper, but experiment with your favorite seasonings, too–every now and then I’ll season up chops with ground ginger and saute them with onion and sliced, fresh ginger–it’s pretty darn good.
- Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet (I love my good old fashioned skillet that my cousin gave me!)–not smoking hot, but pretty darn hot–we want to sear the pork and seal in the flavor.
- Place chops in the skillet; they should sizzle when they hit the pan.
- Cook chops 3-4 minutes on one side and then turn. This is for chops approx. 1″ thick–adjust cooking times according to the size of the chop you use.
- Cook chops 3-4 minutes on second side, then remove skillet from stove-top and slide skillet into oven preheated to 350 degrees F. Cook another 4-5 minutes and return to stove-top.
- Remove chops from skillet and set aside to rest, just a few minutes
That’s it…super easy and super flavorful–it’s a great way to cook up a juicy chop without drying it out, so give this recipe a go and let me know what you think!