How to Cook a Pork Chop – Curry Rubbed Pan Fried Pork Chops with Mango Salsa
FOR THE CHOPS:
4 pork chops – about ½ inch thick
1 ½ tsp. curry
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
¾ tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 TBS olive oil + 2 TBS for frying
Place the curry, cumin, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix. Add 1 TBS olive oil and form a paste. Rub the pork chops on both sides and let them sit a room temperature for about 10 minutes.
Heat a large skillet. Add the remaining 2 TBS of oil. Place the pork chops in the skillet and cook them until the bottom has formed a brown crust – about 5 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your pan, work on medium-high to medium heat. Flip the chops. Once that side has developed a crust – about another 5 minutes – flip them again. Do this for a couple of times.
To test if your pork chops are done, insert a meat thermometer close to the bone. It should register 160 degrees. Or, cut close to the bone. You should have clear juices running. Serve with the mango salsa. Enjoy!