Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thyme Stop Pork Chop

Pork Chops are one of those relatively inexpensive meats but they have a lot of potential for uberness. You can get them thin cut or thick. Boneless or Bone-In. They're good baked or fried or barbecued! They're also versatile because you can do any number of savory flavor combinations with them. But what makes them really unique is that you can also do many sweet flavor combinations too!

For this recipe we're going savory. And not just any kind of savory either. This pork chop will knock your socks off with it's perfect blend of spices. I used a thin pork chop for a fast fry time that gives you a super crispy outside with all the juicy flavors sealed inside. You'll be wishing that time would really stop so you could more fully enjoy the moment each bite enters your mouth.

Thyme Stop Pork Chop

4 Servings | Total Time: 30 min | Journeyman

  • 4 Pork Chops, thin cut
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
Craft: Pour apple cider vinegar in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, mix together flour, thyme, ginger, onion powder, and paprika. Dip a pork chop in the vinegar, 30 seconds for each side. Transfer to the flour and gently coat each side. Set aside and repeat for each pork chop. Heat canola oil in a large pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, gently place one pork chop in and fry for 3 minutes. Turn and fry for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and place on a plate with paper towels on top to soak up excess oil. Repeat for other pork chops.

Strategies: You can get two frying pans going if you're feeling like multi-tasking and cutting your total cooking time in half! To help keep the finished pork chops warm while the others cook, place them in the microwave. Don't cover them or the steam will cause the breading to get soggy instead of crispy.

LFM:  Rice or potatoes and corn or green beans. Apples also make a great side dish or dessert!

  • Pork Chops $3.50
Total Cost: $3.50
Cost Per Serving: $0.88

Category: Casual

*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely will have to try. I had posted a pork chop recipe not too long ago. Always looking for a new twist. Thanks!