One of my favorite restaurants in Honolulu is Side Street Inn. Each time I go there, their pan-fried pork chops is always one of the dishes that ends up on the table. I saw their recipe in Bon Appetit magazine a LONG time ago, and FINALLY got around to trying this dish at home.
Sometimes when you order fried pork chops in a restaurant, they are really crispy but the meat ends up dried out. Not so with this recipe. I'm not exactly sure why, but give it a try and see for yourself. You might end up booking yourself a ticket to Hawaii to try the real thing.
PAN-FRIED PORK CHOPS
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
1) Mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, and salt in plate.
2) Fill a large cast iron skillt with oil until about 1/4 inch deep. Heat on medium heat.
3) Dredge 4 pork chops in flour mixture. Shake off excess.
4) Pan-fry pork chops for 5 minutes. Then flip and fry for an additional 5 minutes.
5) Remove to a paper-towel lined plate.
6) Repeat with remaining pork chops.
Makes 4 servings.