Episode #3 – Ultimate Pork Chops

Episode #3:
Ultimate Pork Chops

Perhaps the most iconic cut of pork – the chop – goes under this microscope. This week James and Sam feast with a few friends to help decide how best to eat these much maligned but much underappreciated slabs of deliciousness.

The Ultimate Pork Chop


  • One large bone-in pork chop about 4cm thick with a good 3cm layer of fat
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to 200c.
  • Put a skillet or heavy bottomed frying pan on a medium high heat. Add a knob of butter and wait until it starts foaming.
  • Using tongs, hold the pork chop fat side down in the pan to sear.
  • When the fat is golden and crispy, fry the chop for three minutes on each side.
  • Transfer the chop to the oven for six or seven minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 65c.
  • Serve with hasselback potatoes and salad.