Old-Fashioned Pan-Fried Pork Chops

READY IN: 35mins




  • Combine the garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a bowl. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Pat the chops dry with paper towels. Cut 2 slits about 2 inches apart through the fat on the edges of each chop (Since pork chops have a tendency to curl when cooked at high heat, cutting the slits will prevent this from happening). Season both sides of the chops with the spice mixture, then dredge the chops lightly in the flour (do NOT discard the flour). Transfer to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the chopped bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the fat renders and the bacon is crisp, about 8 minutes. using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and reserve for another use. (if having baked potatoes with the pork chops, serve with sour cream, chopped chives, and sprinkle on the cooked, chopped bacon -- YUM!) Do NOT wipe out the pan!
  • Add the oil to the fat in the pan and heat over medium-high heat until just smoking. Return the chops to the flour dish and turn to coat. Cook the chops until well browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Serve and enjoy!