Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Pork Chops
From America's Test Kitchen Season 10: Pork Two Ways
Buy chops of similar thickness so that they cook at the same rate. If using table salt, sprinkle each chop with 1/2 teaspoon salt. We prefer the flavor of natural chops over that of enhanced chops (which have been injected with a salt solution and sodium phosphate to increase moistness and flavor), but if processed pork is all you can find, skip the salting step below. Serve the chops with one of our sauces or with applesauce.