Different Ways To Cook Pork Chops

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If you’re wondering where a pork chop comes from, they are taken from the loin of a pig. They are a favourite of many people, being juicy, full of flavour and easy to prepare. Pork chops are a versatile type of meat, so when it comes to cooking pork chops you have lots of different choices.  Below are a two of our favourite methods for cooking pork chops, but feel free to experiment with the ingredients that we use! 

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Perhaps the simplest method for cooking pork chops is to throw them in the frying pan. Although it’s a quick and easy way to cook chops, it also makes a truly delicious meal. The best part about frying your pork chops is that the juices will gather in the pan and can be used to make a tasty gravy or sauce for the chops.   We recommend seasoning your pork chops with salt and pepper and then frying them up in some good quality olive oil.  Once they are done, remove them from the pan and add whatever herbs or spices you’d like to the pan juices to make a sauce.  Our preference is for mint and a dash of wine or balsamic vinegar, but you can add whatever you’d like.

Braised Pork Chops

If you love a super tender pork chop then this is the perfect way to prepare your chops. Braising involves cooking the chops over a medium heat for at least half an hour. This method of cooking is able to infuse each pork chop with intense and delicious flavours, as the liquid that they are cooking in can be infused with fresh herbs and spices. It’s best to use wine or stock in your broth in order to create the best flavour. Served with some mashed potatoes and salad and you have a tasty and easy dinner!

So there you have two of our favourite methods for cooking pork chops! As you can tell, both are super easy yet they each create a dish that is full in flavour. Feel free to change any of the ingredients that we’ve used, they are just recommendations. It’s best to use ingredients that will create the flavours you like best. So next time you’re craving a tasty pork chop, don’t head to the pub, try making your own!

 


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