This fast, easy recipe for succulent pork chops came to The Times in 1997, part of a deep dive on cumin by the writer Molly O’Neill. It is simple to prepare and can be a delicious end to a long day. Using crushed cumin instead of ground will give the chops a bit of fresh texture, but if you don’t have cumin seeds, feel free to substitute.
- YIELD4 servings
- TIME25 minutes
- 4 8-ounce pork chops
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons grainy Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons crushed cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with salt, then brush each side with mustard. Rub the cumin and pepper into the mustard.
- Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the pork chops and brown for 2 minutes on each side. Put the skillet in the oven and bake until the chops are just cooked through, about 12 minutes. Divide among 4 plates and serve.