How To Make Quick Easy Porkchops
Anyone can learn how to make quick, easy pork chops. The trick is to keep the meat moist because pork chops tend to dry out quickly. Another trick is to sear the outside at a high heat then simmer on low to cook the inside slowly. Here's the best way to use both methods for your quick, easy pork chops.
To make four quick, easy pork chops, you'll need:
- 4 pork chops
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Tin foil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 lime, cut in half
- Drizzle olive oil into frying pan on medium to high heat. You want to cover the bottom only so the meat doesn't stick. If the oil starts to smoke turn the heat down. Olive oil tends to burn at a lower temperature than other oils.
- Place the pork chops into the hot frying pan and sear quickly. Turn chops over until browned on both sides. This should take no longer than two to four minutes for each side.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. A proper cooking temperature is key.
- Place the pork chops on the tin foil. Drizzle the lime juice by squeezing each half over the chops and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Seal the pork chops tightly in tin foil and place in the oven. Let bake untouched for 30 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Check this by juices running clear or 170 degrees measured with a meat thermometer, inserted horizontally.
- For extra flavor and moistness you can cut up some sweet peppers, garlic, and onions and bake them in the foil with the chops.
It doesn't matter whether you place all the chops together on one large piece of foil or place one chop per piece of foil. You should use a cookie sheet or other pan underneath the foil packages to catch leakage.