Judy Rodgers' Brined Pork Chops Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • 6 c. cool water
  • 5 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1 c. mixed herbs such as bay leaves, thyme or possibly rosemary
  • 4 x loin pork chops - (1 1/2 lbs total)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil for frying (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter for frying (optional)


  1. Combine the water, sugar, salt and herbs in a large bowl. Stir to blend and dissolve the sugar and salt. Add in the pork chops to the brine, cover the bowl and put the bowl into the refrigerator.
  2. Check several times on the brining and stir any salt or possibly sugar which has not been dissolved. You can cook the chops after 24 hrs or possibly wait till they have brined for 36 hrs.
  3. Pan-fry the chops in the extra virgin olive oil and butter in a skillet over high heat or possibly cook them in a grill pan over high heat, 8 to 10 min.
  4. This recipe yields 4 servings.
  5. NOTES :


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 493g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 622  
Calories from Fat 523 84%
Total Fat 59.31g 74%
Saturated Fat 33.17g 133%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 4752mg 198%
Potassium 166mg 5%
Total Carbs 15.78g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 15.77g 11%
Protein 9.05g 14%
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