How to cook tender and juicy pork chops


Nail pork chops Perfectly cooked are a guarantee with this recipe for oven that we present below. Below we explain step by step and with images how to prepare some delicious pork chops that melt in your mouth, do you dare to try them?

You will need to:
  • 3 cups of cold water (divided)
  • 3 tablespoons of aromatic salt
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 4 pork chops
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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If you have time, you can make one brine It adds flavor and juiciness to the finished pork. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add salt and optional aromatics, and stir to dissolve the salt. Add 2 more cups of cold water to bring the brine temperature to room temperature.

Place the pork chops on a deep plate and pour the brine over the top. Brine should cover the chops - If not, add more water and salt (1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of salt) until the chops are covered. Cover the container and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.


Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 200 ° C. Place a cast iron pan in the oven to preheat as well.


While the oven is heating, prepare the pork chops. Remove the chops from the brine. Dry with paper towels. Rub both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Accommodate the chops aside while the oven reaches the ideal temperature.


Wearing gloves, remove with watch out the oven hot pan and place it over medium-high heat on a stovetop.


Place the pork chops in the hot pan. You should hear that they immediately begin to sizzle. Cook about 3 minutes. The chops can start to smoke a little - that's fine. Turn down the heat if the smoke is excessive. Use tweezers to flip the pork chops. Immediately take the pan to the oven with kitchen gloves.


Asa until chops are well cooked so that they remain tender and juicy. The cooking time will be 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops. Start checking the chops at 6 minutes and continue checking every two minutes until the chops are well cooked.

Transfer the cooked pork chops to a plate and pour the juices from the pan over the top (or reserve to make a sauce). Cover with foil and wait at least 5 minutes before serving.

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