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best way to cook pork rib chops

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jayes Sep 18, 2007 02:52 PM

I'm afraid of it coming out dry (my experience previously). What is the best way to cook pork rib chops? They're about an inch thick.

Do I braise? Any tips on how to do pork rib chops, Mediterranean-style (Greek or Italian)?

Thanks in advance.

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    msikand Sep 18, 2007 03:06 PM

    If you are only concerned about it drying place a pan of water in the oven that will solve your problem

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      chefbeth Sep 18, 2007 03:23 PM

      The best way to keep pork from drying out is to soak it in a brine for 8-24 hours. For pork, I use about 1/4 cup of kosher salt, then add just enough hot water to dissovle the salt. Then I add a little apple juice, fresh thyme and enough water to cover the meat. Soak in the fridge until you're ready to cook it. Then rinse, pat dry and go.

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        leanneabe Sep 18, 2007 03:44 PM

        I brine pork chops, too. I add some vinegar and garlic to the brine. Pat it dry and you can pan fry the pork chop and it'll stay moist and tasty.

        These are my favorite pork chop recipes:
        http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipes/cookbook/vintners_pork_chops.html
        http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipes/cookbook/vinegar_pork_chops.html

        http://threedogkitchen.com

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          msikand Sep 23, 2007 10:26 PM

          You should try out the spices that prima enterprise use for ribs & use the same for Porkchops. Add some sweetness or extra heat as you like

        2. 512window Sep 18, 2007 03:57 PM

          Braise them in pineapple juice. It'll keep them moist and the flavors meld very well.

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            ziggylu Sep 18, 2007 04:04 PM

            I braised some in ale over the weekend. Turned out great.

            1. othervoice Sep 18, 2007 04:30 PM

              Braising is always a great solution. I also use pineapple juice. Apple juice works great. Also, I use just water with lots of onions added. Then I make a gravy, comes out great.

              1. bkhuna Sep 18, 2007 07:52 PM

                Season and grill until just under medium. Brining helps but the secret with rib chops is not to overcook.

                You want just a hint of pink on the inside.

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                  bigjimbray Sep 18, 2007 08:30 PM

                  I do my country style pork ribs in pineapple juice. in fact I have a recipe of that.
                  Jim`s country style pork ribs.

                2. JungMann Sep 19, 2007 08:32 AM

                  I've never had my rib chops come out dry. Usually I dip in flour then egg wash with chopped chipotles and adobo, then panko mixed with seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, thyme, parmesan and parsley. Fry in oil until brown, then bake at 350 for 20 minutes. With a squeeze of lemon and some rice, they're great.

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                    MeffaBabe Sep 20, 2007 05:44 AM

                    I love to stuff mine with a mixture of sauted finely diced/chopped onions, carrots, celery- add bread crumbs (sometimes you will need to add a few tsps of EVOO to just let the mixture stick together). Cool the mixture- slice a pocket from top to bottom on side of chops (where the fat is) and stuff. I then dredge into bread crumbs and bake. They don't take long to bake because you have sliced them (butterflied)... They are always really moist and everyone raves about the stuffing...

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                      macca Sep 20, 2007 05:51 AM

                      I love stuffed pork chops, too. I make a similar stuffing to the one you describe, and sometimes I sautee apples and add to the stuffing, along with bit of chicken stock. So good.

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                        JungMann Sep 20, 2007 06:39 AM

                        Oh I do love stuffed pork chops, too! I use blue cheese, mushroom and rosemary or apples and bread. But no breading. Just lightly pan fry. So good!

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                          macca Sep 20, 2007 07:02 AM

                          Love bleu cheese, and love mushrooms, and have lots of rosemary in my garden!! This soulnd like a new recipe for me to try! Thanks!

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                            JungMann Sep 20, 2007 07:45 AM

                            Add some hearty chunks of bread to that stuffing. I only omit it because I'm watching my carbs.

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                              macca Sep 20, 2007 08:04 AM

                              thanks. Sounds good without the bread- I'll bet the bleu cheese is really good and gooey!

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