Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Recipe: Pork Chops

Everybody already knows how to make pork chops right? Sure . . . but are you happy with them? Are the moist and flavorful or dried out and bland? I can not guarantee success with this method but it hasn't failed me yet so here's our general "method" for cooking chops. It might not seem like this is worth the extra time but believe me it makes a world of difference.

1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Couple grinds of black pepper
Ice Cubes
Two 1 inch think chops

Put salt, sugar and pepper into a microwave safe container big enough to hold the chops.
Add water to fill up the container about 1/4 full.
Microwave the brine for 1 to 2 minutes stirring halfway through, this helps speed up the dissolving of the salt and sugar.
Add ice cubes to fill the container about 3/4's full, pop on the lid and give it all a shake to cool down the brine.
Add the chops and stash in the fridge for 4-24 hours.
The chops will discolor slightly in the brine but this has no effect on the flavor.
You can transfer the chops to a marinade or not and then broil, pan fry, grill or otherwise cook these chops how you see fit.
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