Juiciest Fried Pork Chops ( prep time about 2 hours for brining and resting, and about 10 minutes cooking time.) Thanks to America’s Test Kitchen, always a juicy chop!
Fried Pork Chops Ingredients:
2 pork chops, 1/4 c. sugar, 1/4 c. salt, about 6 c. water ( First cup on the warmer side) , 1-2 tbsp. vegetable oil.
In a large bowl, pour salt and sugar. Add the water slowly and mix with a whisk until dissolved. Put the chops into the liquid, cover, and refrigerate 1-1/2 hours. Remove chops, pat dry with paper towels, and place on a plate. Grind fresh black pepper over them and add a little salt. Let rest room temp about 30 minutes. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot, and fry chops about five minutes on the first side, and after reducing heat a bit, fry another 5 minutes on the second side. Chops should register 140-145 degrees at their center. Place on a plate to rest tented with foil for about 10 minutes before serving.