Pork Chops with Red-Eye Gravy
1 Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
2 Place oil in a cast-iron skillet or other heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat until it appears to be shimmering. Add seasoned pork chops to pan and cook until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer pork chops to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
3 Add the ham to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until the ham is fragrant and any fat has rendered, about 5 minutes.
4 Add the coffee and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the coffee has reduced by half.
5 Stir in the chicken broth and sugar, return to a simmer, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
6 Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and parsley.
7 Spoon the gravy over the pork chops and serve immediately.