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Thick Air Fryer Pork Chops

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Thick Air Fryer Pork Chops

 

Cooking thick pork chops in an air fryer not only results in a wonderfully juicy interior, but also a deliciously crispy

exterior. This method is perfect for anyone who wants to prepare a delicious meal quickly and effortlessly. Here is

an easy recipe to make thick pork chops in your air fryer.

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 pork chops, thickly sliced ​​(about 1 to 1.5 inches thick)

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• Salt, to taste

• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional )

• 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)

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• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder (optional)

• Fresh herbs (e.g. thyme or rosemary) for decoration (optional)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Season Pork Chops

1. Prepare Pork Chops: Remove the pork chops from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking to allow

them to come to room temperature. This step ensures more even cooking.

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2. Seasoning: Pat the pork chops dry with kitchen paper.Rub each chop with olive oil, then season generously on

both sides with salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. The spice

not only adds more flavor, but also creates a delicious crust.

Step 2: Preheat the Air Fryer

1. Preheat: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Preheating the air fryer gives pork chops a charred

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exterior.Step 3: Air Fry the Pork Chops

1. Cook: Place the seasoned pork chops in the air fryer basket. Make sure they don’t touch each other to ensure

proper air circulation. Air fry, turning halfway through cooking, until the pork chops reach an internal

temperature of 145°F (63°C) as measured with a meat thermometer, about 10 to 12 minutes. The exact time may

vary depending on the thickness of the chops and the model of your deep fryer.Step 4: Let the pork chops rest 1.

Let them rest: After cooking, place the pork chops on a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let them rest

for 3-5 minutes. Resting redistributes the juices throughout the meat, ensuring your pork chops are juicy and

flavorful.

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Step 5: Serve

1.Garnish and enjoy: Serve the pork chops hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired. They go wonderfully with

side dishes such as roasted vegetables, a fresh salad or mashed potatoes.

TIPS FOR PERFECT PORK CHOPS IN THE FRYER:

• Thickness Matters: Adjust cooking time if pork chops are thicker or thinner than 1.5 inches. It’s important to use

a meat thermometer to ensure the meat reaches a safe internal temperature.• Do not overfill: Cook in batches if

necessary. Overfilling the deep fryer can result in uneven cooking.

• Spices: You can adjust the spices to your liking. The base seasoning of salt and pepper works great, but adding

garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika can enhance the flavor.

• Preheat: For optimal results, always preheat your deep fryer.A preheated deep fryer ensures quick browning and

a juicy interior.

Enjoy thick pork chops from your air fryer, a simple yet delicious meal that’s perfect for any day of the week.

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