Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pork Chops and Sunny Side Up Eggs

 























 
 
 
In my opinion.... and it's just my opinion... There is nothing in this whole world better than pork chops and eggs for breakfast. I know that's extreme....I mean I could have said coconut cake, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, strawberry pie...but if you put any of those in front of me all at one time and told me to make a choice....hands down it would be pan seared pork chops with a sunny side up egg on top.  I could this for breakfast, lunch and dinner too.  I could eat it for brunch. As a snack.  For dessert. For a special occasion or no occasion at all. I could just eat it!  Love this meal!

Pork Chops and Sunny Side Up Eggs

2 boneless pork loin center cut chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon of butter
2 cloves of garlic, whole
1 sprig of rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel to absorb all moisture. Generously salt and pepper each side. In a large cast iron skillet or a heavy saut√© pan, heat the skillet until it’s extremely hot. Add oil and butter and wait for it to sizzle.

Add the pork chops and then lay the garlic and rosemary around the chops. Make sure the chops are not crowding each other too much. There should be space between the chops in the pan or the meat will steam and not sear properly. Arrange the chops in the pan with the thickest parts towards the center of the pan where they get the most heat.
























 

 

Sear the chops on high for about 2 minutes, watching carefully to get a nice golden color. Then flip on the other side and do the same thing. Turn off the heat. Cast iron holds heat and there will be more than enough heat to finish cooking them.


Next transfer the cast iron pan to the oven and turn down the heat to 300 degrees. I like to slow cook mine on low oven heat for about 30 minutes with the skillet completely covered with a tight fitting lid or aluminum foil. Once the temp has reached 145 degrees, remove skillet from oven and transfer chops to a clean plate to rest for 5 minutes.  Top with your sunny side up egg.

  

















 
Sunny Side Up Eggs

   2 large eggs
   1 tablespoon butter
   salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter until it just starts to sizzle. Crack your eggs on a flat surface and drop egg gently in hot butter. Add salt and pepper and cover skillet immediately. 



















 




 
 
After about a minute, remove skillet from heat. Leave covered until egg white is cooked, about 3-5 minutes.   Serve one egg on top of each pork chop.

  




















 
 

 

 

YUM!
 








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