Baked Pork Chop Recipe
Baked pork chop recipe is one that will quickly become a family favorite. Chops are brined then seared for the most tender pork chop.
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Jodi Danen, RDN / Create Kids Club
thick bone in pork chops
such as Penzeys
Salt & Pepper
2 hours before dinner (or in the morning), place pork chops into a deep bowl with lid.
Mix 3 tablespoons salt into 1 cup hot water, stirring to dissolve. Add peppercorns.
Pour salt solution plus another 2 cups water over chops. Add more water if needed to fully cover pork chops.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place oven-safe skillet into preheated oven. Make sure to heat enough skillets for chops to all fit flat.
Remove chops from brine solution, pat dry.
Using a silicone pastry brush, brush chops with olive oil on both sides.
Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Using oven mitts, remove skillets, place over high heat.
Place chops into the hot pan(s), searing. Don't poke or flip until chop releases itself from pan, about 3 minutes. It should be golden brown.
Flip pork chops using tongs, immediately place in hot oven.
Cook about 6 minutes or until internal temperature reads 140- 145 degrees in the largest part of the chop. Don't overcook!
Let chops rest 5-10 minutes before serving.
Note: The pork will look pink in the center, it is fully cooked at 145 degrees.
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Brine Options: Add fresh garlic or your favorite herbs
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