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Buttery Seared Pork Chops

I’ve finally found the secret to making the most juicy, delicious pork chops you’ve ever had!

It’s a super high-heat method that sears the pork quickly which gives a great crust and then is basted with delicious herbs, garlic and, oh yes, butter!

We are cooking up 1″ bone-in pork chops, but you can also use boneless if that’s what you’d prefer

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Season the chops liberally with kosher salt and black pepper

 And plenty of it!  This will form your deliciously seasoned crust

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Get a cast iron pan nice and hot over medium high heat and add a swirl of olive oil

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Place the chops, seasoning side down, in the hot pan and let them sear for 3 minutes

Season the top side with kosher salt and black pepper,  the flip ’em over and let them sear for 3 more minutes

Look at that delicious crust… mmm….

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Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees F

Prepare 4 tablespoons of butter, one tablespoon each of finely chopped
sage, thyme, rosemary and 3 cloves of garlic roughly chopped

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After the second sear, put the cast iron pan of pork chops into your 450 degree oven for… you’ve got it, 3 more minutes!

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Depending on the thickness of your chop, you may need to add more oven time

I use an instant read thermometer and remove the pan when the pork is at 140 degrees F because it will cook more as it sits

While the pork is resting, I add the butter, herbs and garlic to the hot cast iron pan

Scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan

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The final step… place the pork chops back int he pan with the buttery herbs

Spoon that buttery goodness over each of the chops and dive in!

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I served these chops alongside Crispy Potato Rounds – check them out… so good!

Enjoy!

Buttery Seared Pork Chops

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

Four 1 inch thick pork chops

Olive oil

Liberal amount of kosher salt and black pepper

4 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon each finely chopped sage, thyme & rosemary

3 roughly chopped garlic cloves

Directions

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees

Season the chops liberally with kosher salt and black pepper; heat a cast iron pan over medium high heat and add a swirl of olive oil

Place the chops, seasoning side down, in the hot pan and let them sear for 3 minutes

Season the top side with kosher salt and black pepper,  flip and let sear for 3 more minutes

Prepare 4 tablespoons of butter, finely chop one tablespoon each of fresh
sage, thyme, rosemary and roughly chop 3 cloves of garlic

After the second sear, put the cast iron pan of pork chops into the 450 degree oven for 3 more minutes

Depending on the thickness of your chop, you may need to add more oven time

Use an instant read thermometer and remove the pan when the pork is at 140 degrees; it will cook more as it sits

While the pork is resting, add the butter, herbs and garlic to the hot cast iron pan

Scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan

Place the pork chops back in the pan with the buttery herbs; spoon the butter over each of the chops and serve

Tools used to make this recipe

Lodge L10SK3ASHH41B Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 12-inch

Farberware Paring Knife and Cutting Board

Simply Bamboo 13.5″ Valencia Bamboo Cutting Board

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2 comments on “Buttery Seared Pork Chops

  1. Anonymous

    We made the seared buttered herbed pork chops again tonight. It’s one of our favorites!!

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