Basic Paprika Pork Chops

Basic Paprika Pork Chops

A bit of paprika gives pork chops a real kick of flavor with almost no effort. It's the perfect dish for easy weeknight cooking.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Pat the pork chops thoroughly dry with paper towels.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl combine the paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle both sides of all the pork chops evenly with the spice mixture. Set aside the chops while you prepare the pan.
  4. Step 4

    Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the surface of the pan is hot, add the oil and heat until the oil shimmers. Add the pork chops—they should make a bright sizzling sound immediately upon touching the pan; if they don't, take them out and let the pan and oil get a bit hotter. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the chops, undisturbed, until they're well browned and they release from the pan of their own accord, about 4 minutes. Turn and repeat on the other side.
  5. Step 5

    Remove the chops from pan and let sit, covered loosely with foil, for about 10 minutes. Serve hot.