Pork chops are delicious, but they can often be a little tough and dry. I’ve found that it’s important to use a low temperature when cooking them in order to avoid overcooking the meat. In this article, I’ll show you how long you should cook pork chops at various temperatures so that you’ll never have to worry about undercooked or overdone pork again!
What you need
The ingredients you need are:
- Pork chops, which can be either boneless or bone-in.
- Oil for frying the chops, if you’re cooking them in a pan. You can use any type of oil that has a high smoke point–such as vegetable or canola oil. If you want to bake them instead of frying them, skip this step and just stick with butter or margarine on top of your breadcrumbs!
- Salt and pepper (or whatever spices you’d like) for seasoning your meat before cooking it; fresh lemon juice sprinkled overtop after cooking; garlic cloves sliced into thin slivers; diced onions sauteed in olive oil until translucent; diced tomatoes cooked down with onion slices until they’re soft enough to mash into sauce form easily
How to cook pork chops
Pork chops are a favorite in many homes. They are easy to cook, easy to prepare and taste great! But how long should you cook pork chops?
First of all, use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of your pork chops. You want them to be medium rare or medium (pink throughout). For extra safety, take them out when they reach 145 degrees F. Also remember that if you like your meat well done then add another 5 minutes or so until they reach 160 degrees F.
Never cook pork on high heat as it will burn quickly and dry out before reaching its desired temperature which will result in an overcooked piece of meat that is hard on your stomach when eaten too soon after cooking it this way; plus this method may also cause some chemicals from burning off into the air around us causing us harm over time by breathing them into our bodies through our lungs every time we eat something containing these chemicals; therefore always use low heat when cooking meats instead!
Cooking pork chops on the stovetop
Cooking pork chops on the stovetop is easy. You just need a frying pan, a spatula, and a stove. First, heat the pan on medium heat. Then add some oil to the pan and let it get hot before adding your pork chops (this will help prevent sticking). Finally, cook them for about 10 minutes on each side before flipping them over again!
When you’re done cooking them–and after they’ve rested for at least 5 minutes–they’ll be ready to serve alongside some veggies or rice with gravy or sauce if you want something extra tasty
Baking pork chops in the oven
To bake pork chops, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pork chops on a baking sheet and brush them with olive oil or melted butter. Season generously with salt and pepper, then bake for about 30 minutes or until they’re cooked through (the internal temperature should be 145 degrees F).
- If you don’t have an oven thermometer, use your finger as a guide: Touch the thickest part of each chop–it should feel firm but not hard when lightly pressed with your fingertip.
Check out these tips for how to cook the perfect pork chop.
Pork chops are a great meat to cook. They’re easy to prepare and always come out tender and juicy. Pork chops can be grilled, baked or fried, but no matter what method you choose, make sure to check the internal temperature of your pork chop before you eat it. When cooking pork chops at home, it’s best to cook them until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius).
The most common mistake people make when cooking pork chops is that they don’t let them rest after being removed from heat or hot oil. Resting gives your food time for all those delicious juices inside the meat to redistribute themselves throughout its entire volume–and yes: This means that even if you’re not going through all this trouble just so someone else can eat some deliciousness too (which we highly recommend), resting actually makes a difference!
That’s it! You now know how to cook the perfect pork chop. Just remember that cooking times can vary depending on how thick the meat is, so make sure to check it every once in a while until it reaches your desired level of doneness.