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Pan Fried Pork Chops

This is a recipe of pan fried pork chops.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pan fried, pork chops
Servings: 4 pcs
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Manny


  • 4 pcs pork chops

Brine solution:

  • 1 liter water
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp peppercorn
  • 2 stalks lemongrass tied into a knot
  • 1/2 head garlic crushed
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tsp patis

Marinade sauce:

  • 1 tsp patis
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce


How to cook Pan Fried Pork Chops:

  • Wash and drain the pork chops. Score the skin and fat of the pork chops about one inch distance apart.
  • This will prevent the pork chops from curling during frying. Set aside in a cool place.
  • Make a brine by combining water, salt, peppercorn, lemongrass, garlic, bay leaves and patis in pot.
  • Put in a stove and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and let it cool.
  • Put the brine solution in a container with a lid and combine the pork chops and the brine solution.
  • Brine the pork for at least 4 hours or overnight which is better.
  • Remove the pork from the brine and put on the a colander to drain.
  • Dry the pork chops using paper towels. Then combine the marinade mixture and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Brush the pork chops with the marinade mixture and marinate for an hour.
  • Then fry the pork chops until brown or at least 5 minutes on each sides.
  • Just don't overcook so the meat will not be tough and to retain its juiciness.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and steamed rice.