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OldSouth
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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Start your chops in a COLD PAN and turn to medium-high heat.


I've read this somewhere before. What's the science behind it again?






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pooponsaban
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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I've read this somewhere before. What's the science behind it again?


For one they won't "cup."






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OldSouth
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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For one they won't "cup."


Really?






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Schwartz
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Two pages and no mention of brine?

For fricking shame, people.







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Oenophile Brah
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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Two pages and no mention of brine?


This.






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pooponsaban
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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Two pages and no mention of brine?

For fricking shame, people.


Thin chops don't need a brine.






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Rohan2Reed
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


Seriously? Brining a pork chop seems like an unnecessary waste of time. Cook it well and you'll have a juicy chop without the brine.





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Schwartz
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


I always marinate/brine mine...plain pork chops are more boring than chicken breasts to me.





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Rohan2Reed
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


wait, so are we talking about marinating? brining? seasoning? oh course plain pork chops are going to suck .. still no absolute defense of brining.





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Pork Que
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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Two pages and no mention of brine?


This.


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Thin chops don't need a brine.


Life's too short to eat thin chops.






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pooponsaban
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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Life's too short to eat thin chops.


Thin bone in is my favorite chop.






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Neauxla
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Life's too short to eat thin chops.
smothered thin cut chops



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Schwartz
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Both-ish?

I rarely do a strict plain brine... osmosis will carry in some flavor, so might as well take advantage of it.






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Stadium Rat
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re: What's your secret for JUICY pork chops?


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Start your chops in a COLD PAN and turn to medium-high heat.

I've read this somewhere before. What's the science behind it again?



I'm not sure I remember correctly, but I think it has to do with the hot pan immediately causing the meat to tighten, which squeezes the moisture out. I have used this method many times and it always works. It's the only way I do them now.






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