Pork Essentials: Loin Chops w/Balsamic Reduction

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

This is a quick, tasty recipe... That is if you do not count the time in the brine solution.

Allow one boneless pork loin chop per hungry houseguest, plus about 1/2 cup of cooked rice. And here is a timesaver tip: You can pre-brine things like pork, and then freeze it. Take it out of the freezer, defrost, and you are ready to go.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
2
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 2 medium
    boneless pork loin chops, about 1-inch (2.5cm) thick
  • BRINE SOLUTION

  • 2 c
    cold water
  • 2 c
    cold apple cider
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 2 Tbsp
    frank’s hot sauce
  • THE ASSEMBLY

  • 1 c
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    pecorino romano, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp
    sage, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 pinch
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 large
    egg
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    long-grained white rice
  • ·
    balsamic, reduction, for garnish
  • ·
    freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

How to Make Pork Essentials: Loin Chops w/Balsamic Reduction

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. THE BRINE
  4. Whisk all the ingredients for the brine in a medium-sized non-reactive bow, until completely dissolved.
  5. Add the pork loin chops, and allow to rest in the fridge for 2 – 3 hours.
  6. Chef’s Note: Make sure the brine solution is cold before adding the pork.
  7. THE ASSEMBLY
  8. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  9. Add the panko breadcrumbs, two cheeses, sage, black pepper, and salt together in small tray or pie dish. Then, whisk together the egg with a small bit of water, and add to a second tray.
  10. Remove the pork loins from the brine (discard the brine), place into the egg mixture, and thoroughly coat.
  11. Shake off the excess egg, and completely coat in the panko mixture.
  12. Add the pork loin chops to a parchment-lined baking sheet, fitted with a rack, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven until the pork is cooked, and the crust is a golden brown, about 18 – 22 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops.
  14. PLATE/PRESENT
  15. Thickly slice each pork loin chop, lay on a bed of steaming rice, drizzle with some balsamic reduction and sprinkle with some chopped parsley (if using). Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Pork Essentials: Loin Chops w/Balsamic Reduction

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free




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