When is it okay to eat pork chops? When your doctor says so! Dr. Jeanette Ryan emphasizes to her patients that it's important to get around 100 grams of lean, clean, protein each day. Pork, when enjoyed in moderation and when it comes from a hormone- and antibiotic-free source, fits the bill for a healthy meal. Here's Dr. Ryan's simple recipe for delicious, juicy, pork chops.
free range, bone-in pork chops, 1/2" - 3/4" thick
extra virgin olive oil
How to Make It
1. Rub both sides of the pork chop with olive oil. Salt and pepper one side. Put this side down in a cold frying pan. Arrange the chops so the bone end is in the center. Salt and pepper the second side.
2. Cook over medium heat 4-9 minutes, uncovered, until sizzling.
3. Flip over, reduce heat to low, cover and cook another 3-6 minutes. They're done when an instant read thermometer registers 140 degrees in the center of the chop.
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