By Kelly Bogard
Ahhhh. Home-cooked meals. Enticing aromas. Joyful smiles at the dinner table. These are two of my favorite things about cooking. Both are ensured with a hearty meat and potatoes meal. Perfect this time of year.
And with school starting, everyone’s in a rush. Activities abound. We need a stick-to-your-ribs dinner to keep my family going. Yet busy schedules demand quick meals. What better than a southern fried staple to bring your family together?
Pan frying is super quick and it creates a crisp that can’t be replicated in a deep fryer or oven. Done right you can have a full meal on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Heat your pan with the oil and butter over medium high heat before you start breading the pork. You will know it is ready once all of the butter is melted and the oil mixture starts to clear. I use grapeseed oil because it has a higher smoke point and in my opinion a better flavor.
This is a great weeknight meal and goes good with any vegetables to balance things. What is your favorite home cooked treat? I would love for you to share them with me. Who knows I might share them with all our readers. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Pan Fried Pork Chops
Summary: Quick and easy home cooking for a busy family
- 6 to 8 bone-in pork chops
- 1 C flour
- 1/3 C grapeseed oil
- 1/4 C butter, salted
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Combine flour, salt, pepper, and parsley in a shallow dish.
- Heat oil and butter in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
- Dredge two to three pork chops in the flour mixture and place them in the hot oil.
- Cook for approximately two minutes per side.
- remove cooked chops to a lined tray to get off any extra grease.
- repeat the process until all of the pork chops are cooked.
Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 20 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4-6