Cider Brined Pork Chops are so good and so easy to prepare. The apple cider gives this pork chops a delicate flavor and extra tenderness to the bite. Once brined, these chops can be either pan-fried, broiled, or grilled. Brining is like a marinade, as it keeps food moist and tender. Brining or salting is a way of increasing the moisture holding capacity of meat resulting in a moister product when it is cooked. The secret to cooking brined meat, is not to overcook them. Learn all about Brining Pork.
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Cider Brined Pork Chops Recipe:
To prepare the brine: In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add apple cider and water; bring to a boil. Add kosher salt, brown sugar, pepper, sage and cinnamon, stirring to dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool (chill brine completely in the refrigerator before adding pork).
NOTE: To determine how much brine you will need, place the meat to be brined in your chosen container. Add water to cover. Remove the meat and measure the water.
Recipe makes 4 servings.
Each Serving Totals – 5.6 Fat Grams, 174.2 calories, 4.5 WW Points