Creeach Fam Recipes

Pan Seared Pork Chops

2 servings


25 minutes

total time


2 bone in rib chops, or thick pork chops (bone-in, 1 ½" thick, 12 ounces each)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

¼ teaspoon salt and pepper

3 tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 ½ teaspoons fresh)

½ teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 ½ teaspoons fresh)

1 clove minced garlic (optional)


Combine butter, thyme, and rosemary in a small bowl. Set aside.

Dab pork chops dry with a paper towel and generously season with kosher salt & pepper.

Heat oil in a large skillet or pan (cast iron is best) over medium-high heat.

Add pork chops and sear for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the chop over and sear for 2 minutes until browned.

Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook the chops until they reach 138-140°F in the thickest part of the chop, about 6-8 minutes more, turning as needed.

Remove the chops from the pan and place them on a plate to rest. Add the herbed butter to the hot pan and whisk to scrape up any brown bits in the pan. Let cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant and bubbly. Stir in minced garlic if using and cook just until fragrant.

Spoon the butter from the pan over chops and serve.


Serving Size



289 kcal

Total Fat

18 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat

10 g

Trans Fat

1 g


105 mg


255 mg

Total Carbohydrate

1 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g


29 g

2 servings


25 minutes

total time
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