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How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill

Have you ever grilled a pork chop and have dry out by overcooking it on the grill? How to cook delicious pork chops on the grill can be foolproof if you follow these tips.

How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill: Tips on Buying the Right Cut

Before you do anything else you have to make sure you buy the right cut of meat. The best thickness for pork chops is between 1″ and 1-1/2 “. If the chop is less than one inch and you run the risk of overcooking, burning or drying out the meat. If your pork chops are more than 1-1/2 inches you run the risk of ending up with slightly raw meat. Whether you grill your pork chops without the bone or with the bone in is a matter of personal choice, but it appears that the majority of grilling experts prefer the bone in.

How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill: Tips on Preparing Your Pork Chops for Grilling

A recurring problem when cooking pork chops on the grill is the meat losing moisture and drying out from cooking. One way to combat this problem is a process called “brining”. Mix up some brine, also known as salt water, with one cup salt for each gallon of water. Soak the pork chops in the solution overnight before cooking.

This will ensure that the pork chops will come out moist and soft every time. Pork chops are so tasty on their own that good old pepper and salt will more than suffice for many people. Of course you can experiment with various marinades and rubs.

How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill: Tips on Cooking Your Pork Chops on the Grill

First thing is to get that grill as hot as it will go. Then place the chops on the grill and sear them with the lid down. This usually takes one minute per side. Visually it means the meat browns and fat will crisp up. Finish them off 4 minutes per side on a low to medium heat with the lid down.

Your pork chops should be cooked and ready to eat except for one more important step than many people over look when grilling chops. You must allow them to rest for a while, at least ten minutes. By allowing your pork chops to rest, it allows them to begin cooling off. When the chop begin to cool the moisture gets drawn back into the center of the meat making the chops thick and juicy, just the way you want them.  Hope you’ve learned how to cook delicious pork chops on the grill!

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How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet

Want to know how to  cook pork chops? What is more simple than a pleasing dinner including skillet fried pork chops?

Sometimes the very best food really is the easiest.

To learn how to cook pork chops, all you need are some nice pork chops, a large cast iron skillet and some common spices you are likely to have in your home right now for simple delicious skillet fried pork chops, every time.

How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet: Keeping it Simple

Pork chops are one of the easiest meats to cook and to cook well. They are also one of easiest cuts of meat to destroy, turn to shoe leather, dry out or otherwise destroy by cooking. Some of the most delicious pork chops can be done with a cast iron frying pan and simple seasoning consisting of salt, pepper and paprika. With a few minutes of prep time and less than ten minutes of cooking time, you can be eating in no time at all.

How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet: Getting Things Ready

Preparation could not be much easier. Simply sprinkle the salt, pepper and paprika on both sides of the pork chops and let them sit on the counter for about half an hour. When it is time to start cooking, heat up the cast iron skillet until it is hot enough to sear the meat, usually medium high to high heat. When the pan is hot add oil with a pinch of salt.

How to Cook Pork Chops in a Skillet: Cooking the Chops

Put the pork chops in the hot cast iron skillet. You need to make sure the chops are not touching one another. If the chops touch each other, it can cause them hold in moisture and cause them to steam cook and not brown and sear properly. Place the chops so the thickest parts and boniest parts are toward the center of the skillet where they will get the most heat.

Cook the pork chops for two minutes on each side so the chops will be browned and well seared.  Turn off the heat and let sit. The cast iron skillet will hold enough heat to continue to cook the pork chops until they are cooked thoroughly.

If you find they are not cooked thoroughly, place them over a low heat and cover them until they are done. It is important to cook pork thoroghtly.  So how do know when they are done? When you see juices oozing out of the top of the pork chops, you know they are done.

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How to Cook Pork Chops in the Oven

How to cook pork chops in the oven using plain and simple methods and you have a meal to remember. Check it out.

Can you find a better treat than a couple of thick juicy oven baked pork chops cooked with the bone in?

For great oven cooked pork chops, starting with the right piece of meat is critical. However, you must know how to prepare and cook it if you don’t want it dry and disappointing.

How to Cook Pork Chops in the Oven: Your Choice of Pork Cut

If you want great flavor, you need to know how to shop for the right cut of pork and this is counter intuitive to many things you hear about meat. First of all, the right cut is critical. For great oven baked pork chops you need to have plenty of meat on the bone and pleanty of fat and rind on the meat. The pork chops should should be an inch thick or better and have the bone in.

Those boneless, thin, lean pieces of pork chop filet you find in so many supermarkets today end up at best tasteless and at worse end up tasting like dried out cardboard when you try to bake them. The good news is that he pork chops you want are often sold as the cheaper or discount cut because of higher fat content and for having the bone left in.

Chops in the Oven: Preparing the Chops for the Oven

Prepare the chops by snipping the rind every inch or so around the chop. Do this without cutting into the meat. This keeps the chop from curling up while cooking. Rub the chops down with olive oil and season with black pepper and sea salt. Preheat your kitchen oven as high as it will go. Place the pork chops on a tray.

Chops in the Oven: Cooking the Chops

After the oven is hot put in the pork chops. Cook them until the fat turns crispy and brown, about 10 minutes. Turn the temperature down to 300 degrees F and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the chops from the oven and then allow them to rest for a while. Resting is critical because when the meat starts to cool, it contracts and the juices are drawn back to the center of the chop.

This plain and simple way of how to cook pork chops in the oven is very satisfying, but oven baked pork chops is also a great opportunity to try out some of your favorite seasonings and rubs.

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