A well cooked pork chop served with a bright salad and a chilled glass of white wine is my idea of a perfect Friday night supper. My 3 tips for cooking great pork chops are 1) a good rub 2) a very hot pan or grill 3) proper resting time. This parsley and lemon rub is simple and delicious. I use thick cut pork chops so that they can get a good colour on the outside without drying out inside.
Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids
2 thick-cut pork chops
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsps olive oil and a generous knob of butter
- Mix the garlic powder, parsley, onion salt and salt together in a bowl then grate over the zest of the lemon and mix together. Rub the pork chops all over with the mix and leave it to absorb the flavours, at room temperature, for about 10 minutes.
- Put a large frying pan on a medium high heat then once it’s hot add the olive oil and butter. As soon as the butter is foaming add the pork chops to the pan (make sure there’s some space between them) and cook for 3 minutes then turn and cook for 2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat, cover with a lid and leave to rest in the pan for 3 minutes. Move the chops to a resting board or plate and rest for another couple of minutes before squeezing over the lemon juice and serving with a yummy salad or salsa (like Avocado Salsa).