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.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 4pork chops
- 1teaspoon paprika
- 1teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
Step 1Pat the pork chops thoroughly dry with paper towels.
Step 2In a small bowl combine the paprika, salt, and pepper.
Step 3Sprinkle both sides of all the pork chops evenly with the spice mixture. Set aside the chops while you prepare the pan.
Step 4Heat 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.
Step 5Remove the chops from pan and let sit, covered loosely with foil, for about 10 minutes. Serve hot.