Buying pork loins and cutting your own pork chops is a great way to get the thickness you desire, and to save a little money as well. I was able to buy one pork loin and cook some of the chops while I froze the other half to enjoy next month! Pork chops are a really easy and quick meal and they are very flavorful as well. This is one of those minimal effort recipes I like to make on nights where I’m very tired and want to give up and go to McDonald’s. My kids love those nights when I can’t talk myself into cooking 😉
This is also a very versatile recipe, because you can change up the seasoning however you want and have different flavors each time you cook it so it never gets old. I personally love my mom’s homemade seasoning, but lemon pepper, Montreal steak seasoning, blackening seasoning, or any of the many options that stores have of spice mixes would be great too.
Skillet Pork Chops
- Half Pork Loin
- Mom’s Seasoning
- Cooking spray
Slice the pork loin into chops of desired thickness. I did about an inch. My 4.25 lb loin yielded 10 good sized pork chops and 2 smaller pieces from the ends. I froze 5 pork chops and prepared the other half.
Cook until no longer pink in the center, turning once and getting a nice golden brown to the chops. Remove from heat. Serve with desired sides.
This recipe would also work great, maybe even better, on the grill but it was rainy out the day I made these so we had to go with plan B. Enjoy!