Pork Chop Basics
Pork chops come from the pork loin, which runs the entire length of the spinal cord. These are typically sold 2 to a package. Try to purchase pork chops without any type of enhancements.
Note: Do not confuse the pork loin, the cut we're discussing here, with the tenderloin. The tenderloin lies near the tail end of the loin, but on the opposite side of the spine, inside the body cavity.
Types of Pork Chops
Pork chops come in four main types, each with its own tenderness, flavor, and price tag.
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Pork Chop Prep and Cooking Suggestions
Necessary prep on pork chops is minimal.
Since chops come from the loin, which has minimal marbling, we recommend wet-brining pork chops in a high-salt solution to help moisten and tenderize the meat. Alternatively, you can use a dry brine, which involves seasoning the chops with a high-salt seasoning mix. Wet or dry, leave the chops to brine in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to allow time for the salt to penetrate the meat.
For smoking chops, we recommend apple and peach wood. Pork chops are safe to eat when they reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.
Enjoy exploring the tasty world of pork chops!
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