Tips for having a perfectly pork chop

Method 1:
Sear the chop just one side, do not flip.
When the searing side takes a nice brown crust, now you flip it over and put it on a pre-heat to 450F oven, remember to put it on the lowest rack.
Apply a instant-read thermometer but stick the needle into the thickest part of the chop so that the top of the needle is roughly at the center with the thickness.
Cooking util the thermometer read 130F, about 7-9 minutes depending on the thickness of the chop.
By putting it on the lowest rack, the second side is at closest to the heating source, you will get a nice sear on the second side too.  This method will create a little bit of smoke as you sear the first side of the chop, so it might suitable if your apartment has a lot of windows.

Method 2:
Pre-heat your oven at 450F, place a rack at the lowest position in the oven.
Place a large skillet on the rack and heat the skillet for about 20 minutes.
Prepare the chop, rub 1 tpsp of vegetable oil around the chop, take out the skillet, put your chop in and return the skillet into the oven.
Cook when the down side of the chop gets a good brown sear, flip the chop, around 5-8 minutes depends on the thickness of the chop.
Cook for 5 minutes more and apply the instant-read thermometer like method 1, stop cooking if the thermometer reads 130F, if not, continue  to cook but check for each 2 minutes.

This method also create some smoke but less than first one.

Method 3:
Pre-heat your oven at 450F.
Apply a wire-rack to the highest position of the oven.
Rup the chop evenly with 1 tpsp vegetable oil.  Place it on the wire rack.
Place a another rack with surface covered by a baking sheet under the wire rack to catch all the dripping.
Cooking for 5-8 minutes depends on the thickness of the chop or until the upside is golden brown. Then flip side, continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
Apply instant-read thermometer, check if it reads 130F, if not, continue to cook and re-check for each 2 minutes.
This method create the least smoke but will not have a nice side crust as the first 2 methods.

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