PORK CHOPS · OLIVE OIL · SOUR CREAM · APPLE
pan-fry — medium — IT 145°F
Chops are the original fast food. Faster than driving thru the golden arches? See for yourself. Add olive oil (or bacon fat) to a hot cast iron skillet—or whatever pan is handy—and fry for a couple of minutes on each side, longer if your chops are thick. Shoot for about 145°F on your instant-read thermometer. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a couple of thin slices of apple, or onions caramelized in the pan drippings. And no one is going to ask you if you want fries with that.
(When in doubt, add butter and/or salt.)