Alright, let’s talk about these pork chops please because I need them in my life again. This post is about a month later than when I made them because I stock some recipes before my big move because I just had this feeling that I wouldn’t get around to making anything spectacular in the first month of school.
But these pork chops. They’re dreamy - sweet, smoky, caramelized, a little heat - am I drooling? They were the first thing I made on my new cast iron skillet and it was love at first sight.
The glaze is simple and full of kitchen essentials, so no need to break the bank picking up a million ingredients. Brown sugar, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper - that’s it!
The best part is how simple it is. Rub your pork chops with this mixture and place down in a skillet over medium-high heat. If you start too high, your sugar is going to caramelize faster than your pork will cook and you’ll end up with a sticky, burnt mess, so take your time on this one, alright? They cook for about six minutes on each side. Mine didn’t need any extra time in the oven, but if you buy thick pork chops, throw them in a 350 degree oven for about five more minutes to finish cooking and use a thermometer if you want to be safe.