I need a good way to cook pork chops.. I'm burn't out on the same old methods.. any suggestions?
You know I haven't cooked pork chops in years and the reason why is because they always seem tough and tasteless to me. I remember growing up my mother would coat them with plain flour, salt and peper, or even Dixie Fry and just pan fry them. They were delicious and tender. But I think because they grow the animal to be leaner these days (the other white meat) that they just aren't as flavorful and they aren't aged, so they aren't as tender either.
yeah I cook them in the crock pot some times and that helps with the tenderness. We are fourtunate enough to have our own meat butchered so I always have an excess of beef, pork and venison in my freezer which is why I get so burned out on the same recipies.
My absolute, hands down, favorite pork chop recipe requires brining them for 2 days!! They're even better after 3 days!
3 large garlic cloves
1 quart water
5 tablespoons coarse salt
2-1/2 tablespoons black peppercorns
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 bay leaf
4 1-1/2 inch thick rib pork chops
2-1/2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
4 teaspoons ground cumin
Make brine: Lightly mash garlic. Bing water to a boil with garlic and remaining brine ingredients and simmer 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Add pork chops and brine to resealable plastic bags, pressing out excess air. Marinate in bags in a large bowl, in the frig, turning once, for 2 days.
Whisk together spice rub ingredients.
Remove chops from brine, discarding any spices still adhering to chops and pat dry. Pat spice rub into chops.
Grill chops on an oiled rack about 10-12 minutes per side until 155 degrees. (Alternatively, arrange chops in lightly oiled, shallow baking pan. Roast chops at 450 degrees about 20 minutes.
thanks that actually sound really good.
When I make mine I use the boneless pork chops. I have issues with bones in the meat. Anyways what I do is after I've cut off all of the fat and yucky stuff I'll sprinkle some of that dry Italian dressing on it. You know the little packets of salad dressing mix. Don't use too much because it can over power it. Then I will either cook them on our grill (which IMO makes them taste better) or I'll sear them on the stove and finish them off in the oven. They are never dry. Really yummy with some stuffing along with it. If you wanted to do this with a breaded coating you could mix the italian dressing mix in with some bread crumbs and then put them in the oven. Sorry I can't tell you how long to cook them, because I've done it so much I just know when they are done. HTH.
good idea thanks
My husband and daughter REALLY love this recipe. It's the only way my daughter will eat pork chops. Trim the fat, if needed, and don't overcook because that dries them out. If you can get the chops with part tenderloin, even better.
Oven-Fried Pork Chops
pork chops, four
wheat flour, 2 T.
cornmeal, 2 T.
paprika, 1/2 teas.
salt, 1/2 teas
Rinse pork under cool water and soak in milk for a few minutes. Add ingredients into a food-safe plastic bag, toss pork chops one at a time to coat. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 425 Farenheit for about 25 minutes. Serve immediately (with apple sauce!).