Why it Works: The Right Pan for the Job
Not all cooking equipment is created equal. When sautéing the pork chops for this recipe it is essential that your pan heats up evenly to efficiently conduct the range top’s heat to the pork. Copper and aluminum—the best heat conductors—make poor pans as they react easily with food. Instead, use a pan made with stainless steel (a nonreactive metal) coating a copper or aluminum core. This makes a heavy pan that heats slowly, but maintains even heat on the pan bottom.