Cider-Brined Pork Chops

Laurie Sanders

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@rhinemaidens3

I adopted this recipe from one in Bon Appetit magazine. This is my husband's very favorite way to have pork chops. They come out moist, tender and delicious.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Barbecue

Ingredients

4 1/2 c
apple cider or juice
3-4 Tbsp
coarse salt (like canning salt)
1
bay leaf (fresh or dried)
4-6
pork chops - boneless or bone in

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring cider, salt and bay leaf to a low boil and stir to dissolve salt. Cool in the fridge for while. Place the chops in a dish or in a gallon Ziploc bag and pour the brine over it. Cover or seal up and refrigerate overnight.
2
Prepare barbecue or preheat broiler (medium heat). Drain the brine off the pork and rinse under cold water. Pat them dry and brush all the chops with oil on both sides. Grill or broil until done (about 5 minutes per side for medium if not really thick chops). We use a garlic and sea salt grinder on them as they are barbecuing. They will be very tender and moist!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #cider