So this isn’t exactly the most creative “recipe” in the world. But, it’s simple and it’s delicious (hence the name). And it’s this way of cooking pork chops that converted me from someone who formerly hated pork chops, seeing them as too dry & bland, to a proud bone gnarling enthusiast.
And seeing as though I’m in the midst of a real food/paleo/SCD – style gut healing protocol I don’t have a lot to work with recipe wise. So I figured I would share this one. I’ve made pork chops this way four times now over the course of two weeks and they’ve been down right delicious every single time. I declare them restaurant-worthy. They’re also super quick to make, they can be on the table within 15 minutes – so long as the pork chops are de-thawed – so they’re great to make when you want something meaty & satisfying but don’t have a lot of time to cook. And great to have in the back of your mind for when you want to impress someone who you don’t mind sucking on a bone in front of. But maybe skip it for the squeamish, “polite” guests, because bone sucking is an absolute requirement with these bad boys.
Simple (& Delicious) Pork Chops
Time: About 12-14 minutes
- Pork chops, preferably bone-in
- Coconut oil
- Sea Salt
- Spice(s) of choice – Sage, Cinnamon, Ginger, Rosemary, etc.
- Flat-bottomed cooking pan
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum foil (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
- Add enough Coconut Oil to your pan to cover the bottom (about 2-3 tablespoons)
- Heat up the Coconut Oil to medium-high heat for about a minute
- Add Pork Chops to pan & sear for two minutes on first side
- Flip each pork chop over & sear for another two minutes on second side
- Add Pork Chops to baking sheet (can be lined with aluminum foil to help with clean up), top with a little bit of Sea Salt & put in oven for 8-10 minutes. I’ve found 8 minutes to be perfect for 3-4 pork chops, but gage time depending on the amount you’re cooking.
- Remove Pork Chops from oven, sprinkle some additional Sea Salt on top, add spices of Choice, and Serve!
- The spices listed above (under ingredients) are those that I’ve found pair nicely with Pork Chops. Cinnamon + Ginger + Sea Salt, or Sage + Sea Salt have been my favorites so far.