Fried Pork Chop Recipe

Fried Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet

When you put pork in a cast iron skillet magic happens just about every time. Pork chops freshly fried right out of the skillet cooled just enough to eat are a mouth-watering treat enjoyed by pork chop lovers everywhere.

If there were a battle between beef, chicken and pork recipes for the title of all-time favorite dish of meat lovers, I have no idea which recipe would come out on top; the steak, the fried chicken or the fried pork chops.

However, in the meantime this easy fried pork chop recipe will definitely have you ready to cast your vote for pork chops and coming back for more.


Cooking oil1-teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup liquid*1-teaspoon salt
1 Egg1-teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6-8 pork chops 1/2 inch thick1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


The great thing about frying pork chops is that is it easy and quick which is  important when you are on the go.

First thing, rinse your meat so that it is free of blood, water and additional salt or additives from packaging. After that, combine your dry ingredients. You can test the flavor by lightly wetting the tip of your finger, dabbing it in the mixture and tasting it.

Adjust to your liking, if needed. Some people like more salt, others like more spice when it comes to pork chops.

For additional crispiness on your pork chops, follow the remaining instructions. Otherwise, simple dredge your pork chops in the mixture on both sides and place into your preheated skillet with less than a ¼ -inch of oil.

Mix your liquid with one beaten egg and dip a chop into the liquid before dipping into the flour and then into your cast iron skillet.

Cook your pork chops for about 6 to 10 minutes (3 to 5 minutes on each side) total time over a medium, to medium-high heat checking to make sure that no pink liquids still escape the chops while cooking.

Repeat until your last pork chop is fried and enjoy.

If covered with flour the pork chops should be a wonderful golden color with a delicious flake to them. Pork chops cooked directly in cast iron should have a subtle char marks and juicy.

*chicken broth or milk