butter-basted pork chop with carrots, musrhooms, tomatoes and greens.

Butter-basted pork chop recipe Image by Mogens Petersen from Pixabay

Butter-basted pork chops: Everything is better with a dollop of butter

The time is perfect to cook like a restaurant chef. Butter-basted pork chops are juicy, full of flavour and a great meal to enjoy this winter with your family or special guests.

butter-basted pork chop with carrots, musrhooms, tomatoes and greens.

Butter-basted pork chop recipe Image by Mogens Petersen from Pixabay

It’s still cold out there and we want some hearty food to enjoy indoors. You can still grill some beautiful cuts of meat and that’s how the restaurants do it anyway, right? Pork chops can sometimes be overlooked but they already have so much flavour, you don’t need many extra ingredients. Let’s show you how to make the best butter-basted pork chops with butter, garlic, lemon and rosemary which is already in your pantry.

Butter-basted pork chops tips

Make sure that your skillet is on very high heat and cut through some of the fat cap so they don’t curl up. Give them the best sear on one side and when turning, add the butter, garlic and rosemary. Tip it to one side and baste as it cooks. If you have a particularly thick-cut chop, you can add it into the oven for 5-8 minutes to finish cooking before resting for another 5 minutes. Serve with your choice of vegetables, baked potato and smother the chops in the remaining garlic butter.

The time is perfect to cook like a restaurant chef. Butter-basted pork chops are juicy, full of flavour and a great meal to enjoy this winter.

Butter-basted pork chops recipe

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Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • pork chops

  • unsalted butter

  • garlic cloves

  • small bunch of thyme (rosemary could also be used)

  • salt and ground black pepper

  • lemon wedges

  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Method

  • Make 2 slits in the fat of the pork chops. This will prevent the chops from curling up while cooking.
  • Rub the chops well with the salt and ground black pepper.
  • Add cooking oil and butter to a skillet on high heat.
  • Add the garlic cloves and a small bunch of thyme.
  • When the pan is almost smoking hot, add 2-3 pork chops at a time and pan-sear them. Continue to flip the chops from side to side while continuously spooning butter and garlic on them during the cooking process. Add some lemon juice.
  • When the chops turn golden brown, remove them and let them rest.

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