Recipe by Jennifer Chandler
- 2 Center-Cut Pork Chops
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat your oven to 395 degrees.
Rinse the pork chops and pat them dry with paper towels. Generously season with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, thyme and garlic. Set aside.
In a large cast-iron or oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil until a few droplets of water sizzle when carefully sprinkled in the skillet.
Sear the chops until well-browned on all sides, about 3 minutes per side.
Pour the garlic butter mixture over the pork chops.
Place the chops in the oven to finish cooking, about 8 minutes for medium.
To serve, place a spoonful of the butter mixture over each chop.
Cooking Tip: If you are unsure if the pork (or any other meat) is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer. Pork is safe to eat when it is cooked to an internal temperature of 155 to 160 degrees.