No matter what time of the year it is, pork chops are always a crowd-pleaser. As versatile as they are delicious, pork chops can be baked, roasted, grilled, fried, or stuffed. Do yourself the favor of a lifetime and add a few recipes to your cooking repertoire today.
Here are a few simple tips to help you cook the perfect pork chop every time:
• Brine your chops! This helps the pork to retain a lot of moisture and couldn’t be easier. Simply add 4 tbsp of salt to 4 cups/1 liter of water. Place the chops in the brine and let them sit between 30 min. and 1 hr. Before cooking, remove from brine and dry completely.
• Leave the bone in! This will slow the cooking time and allow for a more evenly cooked pork chop.
• Don’t trim the fat! Especially when pan frying, the fat will render in the pan and make for a beautiful, crisp skin.
• Think pink! Cook your chops to the minimum recommended temperature of 60°C/145°F. There are few pleasures in life better than a medium-rare pork chop.
Check out the following crowd pleasing pork chop recipes from Kitchen Stories, as well as our How To video on how to prepare them perfectly every time!