How to fry pork chops without flour? 

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “How to fry pork chops without flour?” methods and tips to fry pork chops.

How to fry pork chops without flour?

To fry the pork chops without flour, season the pork chops with salt, pepper as well as other seasonings and add the pour chops in a pan heated with vegetable oil. 

Flip the pork chops and ensure their doneness using a thermometer. Remove the pork chops when cooked thoroughly to a dry paper towel.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 bone-in pork chops
  • Parsley chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Method

  • If the pork chops were kept in the fridge, remove them from the fridge and let them stay at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. This helps in retaining the juice of the pork chops.
  • Dry the pork chops with dry paper towels.
  • In a bowl take paprika, salt, pepper, oil, and garlic powder. Rub this on the pork chops.
  • In a cast-iron skillet, heat vegetable oil. Heat the oil on medium heat.
  • Add the pork chops once the oil starts getting hot and simmering.
  • Fry the pork chops depending on the thickness of the pork chops (refer to the below chart to look at the time required to fry). Flip them to avoid overcooking the pork chops.
  • Insert a thermometer at the thickest part of the pork chops. If the temperature of the pork chops is 140℉, remove them from the stove immediately.
  • After removing the pork chops from the stove, let it rest for 5 minutes and cover it with a foil. This helps in the retention of the juices.
  • Mince the parsley. Garnish the pork chops with parsley. Serve.

What are some tips to fry pork chops?

  • Flip the pork chops a little bit to retain the juiciness of it. Flipping would also prevent the pork chops from burning and help in cooking the insides of the pork chops. This would provide you with evenly cooked food.
  • Pork chops can become tough if it gets overcooked. Even after removing the pork chops from high heat, the temperature of the pork chops keep on raising. As a result, pay attention to the time and temperature needed to cook pork chops.
  • The time required to cook the pork chops can depend on the thickness of the pieces as given below.
The thickness of the pork chopsApproximate time required to fry the pork chops
1.9 cm/ ¾ inch5-6 minutes
2.5 cms/ 1 inch6-8 minutes
3.2 cms/ 1 ¼ inch9-10 minutes
3.8 cms/ 1 ½ inch10-12 minutes
  • It is important to use a thermometer to check the doneness of the pork chops and ensure whether it has been cooked properly rather than relying on time alone.
  • Insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the pork chops. When the temperature of the thermometer reads 140℉, remove it from heat. 

When the pork chops are laid to rest it would continue heating to a temperature of 145℉, despite removal from the stove.

Even if the pork chop appears slightly pink in color, it would still be fine if the desired temperature of 140℉ has been reached.

  • It is essential to buy pork chops that are pink in color and are of superior quality.
  • Thicker pork chops (around 2.5 to 3.8 cms) retain moisture well than thinner ones and do not dry out that easily.
  • If the pork chops were stored in the fridge, allow them to stay at room temperature for a period of time before starting to cook them. This would help in cooking the pork chops evenly.
  • It is better to brine the chops. For brining the chops, take ¼ cup of salt and 4 cups of water. Mix them. Brine the pork chops in this salt and water solution for 30 minutes.
  • If you have brined the pork chops, you can reduce the quantity of salt added as a seasoning.
  • You can season the pork chops with salt, paprika, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Allow the pork chops to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This would allow it to retain its juices.

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Conclusion

In this brief article, we have answered the question, “How to fry pork chops without flour?” methods and tips to fry pork chops.

References

https://tipbuzz.com/pan-fried-pork-chops/