Breakfast Pork Chops

Total Time:
40 min
25 min
15 min

6 servings

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick; about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Brine the pork chops the night before: Combine 3 cups hot water, the vinegar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup salt, the garlic, sage and cayenne in a large bowl, stirring until the sugar and salt dissolve; let cool to room temperature. Submerge the pork chops in the brine, cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Remove the pork from the brine and pat dry. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the pork chops and cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side (reduce the heat, if necessary). Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and pork chops; transfer to the plate.

  • Sprinkle the flour over the drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until lightly golden, about 45 seconds. Add the chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits; switch to a whisk and cook, whisking, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add the milk, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste and simmer 1 minute. Return the pork chops to the skillet along with any juices from the plate and heat through, about 2 minutes.

  • Photograph by Con Poulos

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I made these pork chops for Sunday brunch at they turned out fantastic. I doubled the recipe and there were no chops left. Very tender and juicy. A keeper for sure. @ dancinlynn. You must have gone a little crazy with the salt shaker. There was no specific amount of salt in this recipe. It says salt and pepper to taste. Giving this recipe just one star was not nice since YOU made it too salty!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for Christmas brunch & everyone devoured it! My husband was raving about them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made for a Christmas brunch party and these were delish!!! Had a small temperature issue on the first batch (forgot to turn the burner down) and our stove is ancient so we had to fiddle with cooking times but the chops were a big hit with everyone. Very tender and flavorful item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was WAY too salty. I didn't even add the salt that was specified. I used the low sodium chicken broth also. The chops were tender enough, this was my first time "brining" anything. Will never make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you look at the recipe REAL close you will see that no specific amount of salt is mentioned. If it was too salty then it was your fault. It says salt and pepper to taste. You went crazy with the salt shaker. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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