Juicy and Flavorful Double Cut Pork Chops: A Restaurant-Quality Recipe

By Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

Are you craving the mouthwatering taste of bone-in double-cut pork chops? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with this simple recipe that guarantees restaurant-quality results. Brining, seasoning, searing, and baking – it’s all you need to achieve perfection in each delicious bite.

How to Prevent Dry Pork Chops

Nobody wants dry pork chops, right? Luckily, there are two foolproof methods to keep your chops juicy and tender. First, brining. Allowing your pork chops to soak in a salty brine bath for about an hour tenderizes the meat and helps it retain moisture, resulting in less dryness and more juiciness. Secondly, ensure a perfect cook by searing all sides of the chop before baking in the oven, ensuring an internal temperature of 145 – 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Will Brining Make My Pork Chops Salty?

You may be wondering if brining will leave your double-cut pork chops tasting salty. But fear not! Placing the chops in a salt brine for an hour or two won’t overpower them with saltiness. If you prefer, simply rinse the pork after brining to remove any extra salt before searing.

The Double-Cut Pork Chop Recipe

Ingredients

  • Brine Ingredients:

    • 4 cups water
    • 2 bone-in double-cut pork chops
    • 1/4 cups table salt
  • Searing Ingredients:

    • 3 tablespoons lard
    • freshly ground pepper to taste
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Instructions

Brine Pork Chops

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the salt in water and stir well. Place the pork chops in the brine, ensuring they are completely submerged. Refrigerate the bowl and let the chops rest for at least an hour.

Bone-in Double Cut Pork Chops

  1. After brining, remove the pork chops from the water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Discard the towel.

Sear Pork Chops

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt the lard. Add the double-cut pork chops to the hot oil, sprinkle them with freshly ground pepper, and sear each side for about 2-3 minutes until they achieve a delightful brown color.

Bake

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with oversized foil, creating a bowl-like shape to hold the pork chops. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully place the seared pork chops on the foil-lined sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. Use a reliable thermometer to ensure the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit for well-done chops. Once cooked to perfection, remove from the oven, tent with foil, and allow them to rest for approximately 10 minutes.

Brined Double Cut Pork Chops

We sincerely hope you enjoy making and savoring these double cut pork chops, bone-in. Your feedback is invaluable, so don’t forget to come back and share your cooking experience with us. We’d love to hear how this recipe turned out for you!

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