Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Brush pork chops with peanut oil. Generously season front, back, and sides of pork chops with salt and pepper.
Preheat cast iron pan over medium high heat for 5 minutes.
Sear pork chops 1 to 1½ minutes on each side.
Remove from stovetop and bake in the oven for 4-6 minutes.
Let rest for 5 minutes before serving