Easy Mike’s Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes Recipes

Easy Mike’s Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes Recipes

The ingredients for making Easy Mike’s Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes Recipes

  1. ● For The Meat
  2. 2-2 ” Thick Cut Top Loin Chops [1 pound a piece]
  3. ● For Typically the Brine
  4. 3 Cups Normal water
  5. 4 Cups Ice
  6. .5 Cup Granulated Sugar
  7. 1/4 Cup Kosher Salt
  8. 6th Cloves Fresh Garlic [left whole]
  9. 1 tbsp Whole Pepper Corns
  10. 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  11. 1 teaspoon Thyme
  12. ● For The Seasonings
  13. to taste Webers Steak

    Step-step making Mike’s Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes

    1. Two – 1 pound 2″ thick Top Loin chops pictured. Fat trimmed.

    2. Create your brine. Add everything in the ● Brine Section [except ice] in a pot and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar, salt and seasonings are fully dissolved.

    3. Place brine in a plastic bowl. Allow brine to cool. Add ice to cool completely..

    4. Add chops in brine with additional ice if needed and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Ideally you’ll want your brine at 36°.

    5. Pull your chops rinse and pat dry. Season as desired. Allow chops to come to room temperature.

    6. Coat chops with oil and generously season all sides. Especially with fresh ground black pepper.

    7. Preheat oven to 350°.

    8. Using a cast iron skillet, heat it to a high searing heat.

    9. Sear your chops on all sides. About 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Try not to flip too early. You want a solid char on your meat.

    10. Place hot skillet and chops in your 350° oven until chops have reached an internal temperature of 140°. Usually 8 to 10 minutes.

    11. Do not cut in to meat to check for doneness. You’ll only release all its natural juices. Simply use a digital thermometer. Be careful to not overcook. Otherwise you’ll have dry chops.

    12. Once at 140° – pull from oven and allow pork to rest out of skillet for 5 minutes. Serve on personalized cast iron skillets over mashed or, to the side of baked potatoes. Fresh baked French bread and a chilly acidic salad to cut the richness of the pork are also great ideas. I have several chilly, crispy, citrus acid based salad recipes under my profile if you’re interested.

    13. Sliced Top Loin. Any juicy leftovers make for fantastic Sautéed Onion