PORK CHOPS · OLIVE OIL · SOUR CREAM
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 single thin slice of apple, or a slice or two of 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.)