I have fallen off the face of the Earth! I am trying to get used to this new job and it has been a rough transition. I am really trying though!
I am also starting to cook a lot more fall recipes and less on the grill. It really is depressing for me. It gets dark SO early and I can’t enjoy my grill as much anymore! Plus, it’s been raining here like CRAZY!
This is one of those recipes that gives me a pick me up though. It is really simple and fast for an easy weeknight meal. And I am ALL about those easy weeknight meals right now.
We’re also kind of in a cooking rut, where we just make the same thing all the time. I haven’t been very adventurous lately, but I’m SO glad I tried this recipe! If you’re in a rut also, give this one a try. I promise it won’t disappoint!
Brined Pork Chops
Prep time – 15 minutes
Cook time – 15 minutes
- 2 bone in pork chops
- 2 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of kosher salt
- 1/8 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- 1/8 bunch of thyme
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- In a pot bring the water to a boil. Add the salt, sugar, vinegar, thyme, peppercorns and bay leaf. Stir until the salt and sugar are completely melts.
- Add 1 cup of ice cubes to the brine and allow the brine to cool.
- Add the pork chops and allow them to soak for at least 8 hours.
- Cook the pork chops in a pan until the are cooked through.