True story, I was pretty sure I hated pork chops. At least, any attempt I had made in the past year seemed to be ganging up on me to perpetuate this belief that pork was gross. It seems silly considering my affection for bacon, and most meats that exist in the world, what's wrong with pork? During this dilemma I ended up at whole foods (not surprisingly since I'm there pretty often) however, the surprise for me was that pork chops were on sale and the guy who does demos really wanted me to get over my pork-phobia, porcphobia?. And walked me through a few simple ways to cook them quickly and easily and in tasting the sample I was convinced maybe all my pork rage was a lie. Maybe I was just making it wrong all this time. And it was on sale. I sure do love a sale.
Needless to say I bought a little over a pound of butterflied pork chops- only 5.99 a lb- woo!
butterflied pork chops
On a plate place your pork chops and coat with paprika garlic powder, salt, and pepper on both sides. Cover and let marinate for at least 15 minutes, or as long as you need, you could refrigerate overnight and come back in the morning. But I did this the quick route and was plenty happy with the results.
In a deep skillet, or I used my dutch oven, add oil olive and bring to a medium heat. Add pork chops and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. I don't think you have to worry about over cooking them, but I found 5 minutes to be completely sufficient. Remove from heat and serve.
I was surprised at how so few ingredients could yield something so simply delicious. So I think at least for now, my phobia has been abated. Cheap, quick, and delicious recipe.