WATCH: These Are What You Need to Know to Make Great Pork Chops!
Follow these tips to cook satisfyingly tender pork chops every time!
Pork chops are an easy go-to choice of meat for weeknight meals. It's easy to source, easy to season, and can go well with almost any combination of starch or vegetables. Follow these simple tips to cook tender and juicy pork chops every time.
DON'T: Cook the pork chop straight from the refrigerator.
DO: Let the meat thaw before cooking.
DON'T: Cut off the fat.
DO: Hold back on the oil instead of cutting off the fat. Place the pork chop fat side-down, then let the fat render.
DON'T: Skip brining the pork.
DO: Season the pork heavily and brine it to lock in the flavor and help tenderize it the meat.
DON'T: Skip the resting period after cooking.
DO: Allow the meat's juice to redistribute evenly by letting it rest after being cooked.