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Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes

Photo: David Loftus
Prep time 10 mins
Other time 15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 pork rib chops (¾ inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
  • Mushroom Sauce
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 24 mg
  • calories 269
  • caloriesfromfat 53 %
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • fat 16 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • iron 1 mg
  • protein 29 mg
  • satfat 6 g
  • sodium 602 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix together the salt, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mix on all sides of the chops. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chops for 3 minutes per side. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the inside is just pink and the juices run clear when a chop is pricked with a fork, about 10 minutes; turn the chops once in this time. Serve with Mushroom Sauce, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, the lemon wedges, and sliced romaine, if desired.