There’s not much better than eating meat from a pig. Breakfast, especially, is dominated by pork. Sausage, ham and bacon rule the breakfast table when it comes to meat, but what about dinner? Sure, when talking about fancy dinner choices, filet mignon is one of the first things that come to mind, but don’t sleep on pork chops.
Cut perpendicular to the spine of the pig, this is arguably the fanciest cut of pork. Steak houses always feature thick, juicy pork chops alongside their wide array of steaks, and, being a bit more difficult to cook at home without drying it out, some might be inclined to venture more toward the pork than the beef at a fine steakhouse as to let the professionals take care of crafting a juicy chop with a golden sear.
Even though it could be a bit tough to cook properly on your own, though, it’s still worth try. You could just season the meat, sear it in your cast iron skillet, then finish it in the oven if you’d like. Or you could try one of these 30 delicious (and unique) recipes to step it up a little. Fan of Thanksgiving? Try coating your chop in stuffing! Want to add pork on pork? Stuff your chops with mozzarella and prosciutto. Like it spicy? Make the chop buffalo style. The possibilities are really endless.
So, you want to pig out on some pork chops? Try one of the recipes in the gallery above. You won’t be disappointed.