My favorite meal from my local puerto rican restaurant is fried pork chops or chuletas fritas. I can eat it once a week, which I know isn't good for you so I don't. If any of my spanish friends ask for a suggestion that they can cook for me if I come over, it's always a spanish pork chop. This is an easy dinner recipe the whole family will love.
Spanish Style Pork Chops Ingredients
Pork Chops- The type of pork chop you use is up to you but it is usually a bone in center cut pork chop. You could also use boneless pork chops if you have those on hand.
Spanish Flavors- Sazon seasoning and Adobo seasoning is what brings great flavor to the pork chops. They can be found in your local grocery store in the seasoning or international aisle.
Let's Make Juicy Puerto Rican Pork Chops
First thing to do is make the marinade. In a small bowl whisk together the seasoning, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and italian dressing.
Add the pork chops to a large bowl with the marinade and mix well to cover each pork chop. Marinate the pork chops for at least an hour or up to overnight for a flavorful chop.
Remove pork chops from the fridge and let sit for at least 30 minutes to come up to room temperature. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops for 7 minutes on each side until you have nice brown chops. Cooking time could vary depending on thickness of chop.
Cook pork chops in batches to not overcrowd the frying pan. Place cooked pork chops on a sheet pan and place in a hot oven at 200°.
The end result are pork chops with tons of flavor.
What to Serve with Chuletas Fritas?
There are so many great options to serve with pork chops to quick family favorite!
- arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas)
- arroz con habichuelas (rice and beans)
- white rice
- black beans
- red beans
- pickled red onions
- tostones with mayo-ketchup
- lime or lemon slices
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
Puerto Rican Style Pork Chops (Chuleta Frita)
- 6 bone in pork chops
- 2 packets goya sazon seasoning
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp goya adobo seasoning
- 4 dashes worcestershire sauce
- 2 1/4 tsp italian dressing
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Add sazon, adobo, onion powder, garlic powder, worcestershire, olive oil, and italian dressing in a bowl and mix to create marinade.
- Mix the pork in the marinade to cook evenly.
- Transfer to a ziplock bag and refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight. Take the meat out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry pork chops on each side for 7 minutes until golden.
Also, I understand this recipe and all the ingredients are not traditional or authentic which is why I do not use those words and instead use style because after tasting it, it is VERY similar and where the inspiration of the recipe came from. Take away any ingredients you feel do not fit away.