Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Grilled Pork Loin Chops

If you are trying to earn a cool nickname try serving this winning dish to your friends and maybe you will be known as "Pork Chop".  Even though it didn't work out for Costanza, it might turn out better for you.  Just make sure you don't serve them with a side of string beans or a bowl of beanie wienies.  That could backfire.

Grilled Loin Chop w/Steamed Broccoli and Sauted Spinach
Pork loin chops (To save a few bucks, buy a pork loin on sale and slice it into 3/4" chops yourself)
I have saved some dough by purchasing the entire pork loin from Sams Club which is generally about 2 to 3 feet long.  I then divide it into thirds.  One third I will make a pork loin roast, the other some sort of stuffed loin, and the last third I slice into chops.

I like to slice these loin chops thick so that they will remain juicy after cooking.  The cooking process should aid at keeping the chops moist.

Season the chops with Salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper or your favorite blend of spices.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a tablespoon of oil in your cast iron pan on high heat.  Let the pan get hot then add the chops.  The goal is to sear the chops.  Let the chop sear for 1 minute, then flip and sear the other side for 1 minute.  Pull the pan off the heat and place directly into the oven for 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through.

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  1. Love the Seinfeld Pork Chop reference!! lol The pork looks and sound really the simplicity of it.
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  2. Oh this is such a great recipe. Loved the way you have put up the things in perspective. I have never tried it but am sure wud love to have it. Great post and will be back to check out more of you.