Classic Southern Fried Pork Chops RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

4bone-in pork chops

1Tbsp Dijon mustard

1tsp granulated garlic

1tsp granulated onion

1tsp kosher salt

1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2tsp cayenne pepper plus more to taste

4bacon strips

1/2cup vegetable oil

1/2cup all-purpose flour

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, combine granulated garlic, onion, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Pat dry pork chops with a towel . Using your hands, rub Dijon mustard everywhere the pork chops.

Sprinkle the spice mix and evenly rub into the chops on all sides .

Dredge in flour rather well on each side and put aside .

Preheat an outsized , about 12-13-inch, heavy (cast iron is recommended) frypan over medium-high heat.

Fry the bacon strips, on each side , until crisp and fat has rendered out. Remove the bacon and reserve it for other uses.

Add vegetable oil to the frying pan. Let the oil warm up to cooking temperature, about 325F.

Dredge each pork chop in flour again, making sure each side is covered really well.

Place in the frying pan and cook over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes per side, until deep golden brown and the internal temperature of the pork reached 145F.

Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pork chops you are using.

Remove pork chops, place on a platter and cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes before serving.

Enjoy !!

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