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Brined Pork Chops

Brined Pork Chops
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

Brining is an easy way to have moist and delicious pork chops every time. We use rosemary here, but sage, thyme and oregano would all be great options. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
cups warm water
2
tablespoons kosher salt
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
cup ice cubes
1
clove garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
3
teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
3
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
4
boneless pork chops, 3/4 inch thick (5 oz each)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon black pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    In ungreased 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix warm water, salt and brown sugar. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Stir in ice cubes, garlic, 2 teaspoons of the rosemary and 2 teaspoons of the thyme. Place pork chops in brine; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • 2
    Remove pork chips from brine; pat dry with paper towel. Discard brine. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook 8 to 12 minutes, turning once, until pork is no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 145°F. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper, remaining 1 teaspoon rosemary and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme. Let stand 5 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • The brine mixture can be placed in a large resealable food-storage plastic bag instead of the 13 x 9-inch dish. Be sure and check it for leaks before using.
  • Brining adds moisture to pork chops or chicken. Try brining before grilling to make sure your meat is moist and delicious!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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