Pork Chop

Roast Pork Chops

29 April, 2021
Average: 4 (4 votes)

Season & Occasion

Cooking Method

serves for

4

ingredients

Pork Chops
4
Rosemary
2 sprigs
Garlic Powder
2 tsp
Granulated onion
1 tsp
Paprika
1 tsp
Garlic
2 Cloves
Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp
Honey
1 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher Salt
Black Pepper

Preparation

Step 01

Step 01

To prepare roasted pork chops, start by marinating the meat. Drizzle oil on both sides of the pork. Add the honey and massage into the meat.

Step 02

Step 02

Add together the garlic powder with the paprika and the onion flakes, and mix well. Massage the meat with this mixture and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Step 03

Step 03

Preheat the oven to 200° C. Meanwhile, put the pork chops in an oven pan, add a drizzle of oil, garlic and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the apple cider vinegar.

Step 04

Step 04

It is important that the chops are crowded tight in the pan. This way all the juices will concentrate in the mass, leaving the meat tender and juicy even after cooking.

Put the pork chops in the oven and cook for 7-8 minutes depending on the thickness. This time is perfect for pork chops that are about 2 cm thick.

Step 05

Step 05

Remove the pork chops from the oven and serve with their cooking juice. To add a touch of freshness, serve the pork chops with chopped fresh parsley.

 

 

History and origins

There are no traditional recipes for pork chops, but this cut of pork is certainly one of the best known. Very common in Europe and especially in the United States, pork chops represented one of the noblest parts of this animal. When pigs were slaughtered by peasant families, it was a real celebration. Of the pork, we all know, nothing was thrown away, and each part was carefully dried, smoked or treated to keep it as long as possible to meet family needs throughout the year. The chops - these lean and tender meat steaks - were often sold to the most well-off families. Today, pork chops are still a prized cut of pork, but today they are inexpensive and very nutritious.

 

How to make pork chops tender and juicy

There are two ways to make pork chops tender and juicy.

• The marinade: this is always one of the most effective techniques to make any type of meat soft and juicy. The marinade makes the fibres softer and gives tenderness in cooking.

• Fast cooking: pork chops, being very lean, must not be subjected to prolonged cooking at high temperatures. You can cook them at a low temperature for longer or, if you need to get perfect fast-cooking, the advice is to limit yourself to the correct times as indicated in the recipe.

 

What to serve pork chops with

Baked pork chops can be accompanied by different vegetable side dishes. A fresh green salad with tomatoes and a few slices of fennel or steamed vegetables such as carrots and green beans is excellent. Also excellent is a classic mashed potato, or a side dish of baked potatoes flavoured with fragrant herbs.

 

Calories and nutritional values ​​of pork chops

100 g of pork chops contain about 202 Kcal. Pork chops are therefore light and healthy food, but you must always pay attention to the condiments with which they are prepared. As for the nutritional values, 100 g of pork chops contain 24 g of protein, 0.83 g of carbohydrates and 11 g of fat. Pork chops contain phosphorus, potassium, selenium and magnesium.

 

Conclusions

This roasted pork chops recipe is very simple and tasty and, best of all, in a few minutes you will have a nutritious, cheap and delicious meal. Once cooked, the pork chops can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

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