Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
This is a recipe I am transferring here from an old handwritten recipe card. I have no idea where it came from, but I have made it many times over the years and we really like it. (There are several recipes for Cajun pork chops here, but the dry rub mixture in this recipe has different ingredients.)
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 4 boneless center cut pork chops, 1/2-inch thick
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons oil
- Combine paprika, cumin, salt, sage, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne in a bowl. Coat chops with seasoning mixture on both sides, pressing into the meat.
- Heat butter and oil over high heat in a large skillet until very hot. Place chops in skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook 7-8 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time.
Ooooh, these are yummy and a nice change from the "usual" pork chops. The only change I made was that I reduced the cumin to 1/4 tsp as I find it to be a strong spice. I placed the mixture in an empty spice bottle and sprinkled it on liberally but only ended up using about 3/4 of the mixture as it seemed enough. Now that I know the family loves this recipe, I'll make some up ahead of time and leave it in the spice bottle ready to go. By the way, I gave this 5* but not sure if it's going to "stick". Thanks so much!
Moist and flavorful!!! The butter definitely made it. Paired with red beans and rice!
These were fan-freaking-tastic! I used the rub on chicken and it melted in my mouth. The butter really made the difference. I will be cooking these often and in big batches for leftovers! My husband ate his and mine off of my plate. Excellent! Thanks for sharing!!