Fried pork chops (chuletas fritas dominicanas) are hugely popular in the Dominican Republic, and can be incorporated into a number of dishes, but this very simple one is always a favorite and requires only a couple of ingredients.
This step is only to be followed if you are making it with fresh pork chops. If you use smoked pork chops, skip to the next step.In a large bowl, season the pork chops with a marinade consisting of kosher salt, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and pepper. Let it rest in the fridge marinating covered for 4 hours.Once this time has passed, remove from the liquid, and pad with a paper towel to remove superficial water, but without pressing too much. This will prevent excess splatters when frying.
Frying the pork chops:
Heat the oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat (about 375 ºF [190 ºC]. Fry the pork chops until they are golden brown (4 minutes on each side for the raw ones, 2 minutes for the smoked ones) rotating to cook both sides equally. Fry one or two at a time, so they are now crowded in the skillet,
While frying, keep covered with a splatter guard [Amazon affiliate link] to minimize splatters, be careful you do not burh yourself. As you fry them, let them rest on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.Once fried, serve them per suggestions above the recipe.