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The Pork Chop Thickness You Want For Flavorful Pan-Searing
By Jennifer Waldera
One of the most crucial aspects of cooking pork chops is picking the right thickness, and for the best pan-seared results, you'll want to aim for chops that are 1 inch thick.
With 1-inch pork chops, you can get a quality crust on the outside while thoroughly cooking the meat without becoming overcooked and dry.
Since your pork is cooking on the stovetop, it's easy to check the temperature, as the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Gordon Ramsay likes to season the pork before and during cooking for the best flavor, basting the pork with the oil in the pan to prevent the chops from drying out.