Perfect Pork Chops

Panfried or braaied. Credit: The Gardner

Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 6 Pork chops, trimmed to your preference (ask your butcher to trim the chops for you, if necessary)
 Salt, pepper and chicken- or barbeque spice to taste
 45 Cooking oil
 20 ml Lemon or lime juice (one tablespoon)
 15 ml Melted butter

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Directions

1

Pat the pork chops dry with kitchen paper. Moisture or water on the pork chops will prevent it from developing a nice golden colour and texture.

2

Season with salt, pepper and spice. Use a bit of of cooking oil to help rub the seasoning in the chops.

3

Place the chops over medium-hot coals on the braai.

4

If cooking indoors, heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan and use tongs or a spatula to place the chops in the pan.

5

Do not turn it over quickly, but braai or fry them about 5 minutes on the first side or until the bottoms release from the braai grill or pan easily.

6

Turn over, and grill or fry for a short period of time, just until the inside is light grey and the chops are still juicy and not dry.

7

Add the lemon juice and melted butter to the pan and spoon it over the chops just before serving.

8

If braaiing outside, mix the lemon juice and butter and drizzle over chops just before removing them from the braai.

9

Leave to rest in the kitchen for about 5 minutes before serving.