Mike's Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes. We're talking fork tender thick chops, oniony mashed potatoes and a thick, rich pork gravy! So this dish kinda just 'happened'. Normally when I make thick cut chops I either pan sear and roast them or I'll braise them however I honestly didn't want to spend my free night in the kitchen.
Those thin, flimsy chops you see all over the grocery store dry out easily and lack the complete flavor pork. See step-by-step directions on how to create pan-seared pork chops, potatoes, and rainbow carrots with a brown butter sauce. And nice juicy thick pork chop smothered in gravy is the ultimate comfort food for many. You can have Mike's Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes using 21 ingredients and 14 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Mike's Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes
- It’s of ● For The Meat.
- You need 2-2 of " Thick Cut Top Loin Chops [1 pound a piece].
- It’s of ● For The Brine.
- You need 3 Cups of Water.
- Prepare 4 Cups of Ice.
- You need 1/2 Cup of Granulated Sugar.
- It’s 1/3 Cup of Kosher Salt.
- Prepare 6 Cloves of Fresh Garlic [left whole].
- Prepare 1 tbsp of Whole Pepper Corns.
- You need 1 tsp of Dried Thyme.
- You need 1 tsp of Thyme.
- It’s of ● For The Seasonings.
- It’s to taste of Webers Steak & Chop Seasoning.
- It’s to taste of Fresh Ground Black Pepper.
- It’s to taste of Onion Powder.
- It’s to taste of Garlic Powder.
- Prepare of ● For The Sides.
- It’s as needed of Homemade Mashed Potatoes.
- You need as needed of Homemade Pork Gravy [use pan drippings].
- Prepare as needed of Fresh Baked French Bread.
- It’s as needed of Whipped Honey Or Cream Butter.
Today's pork is not yesterday's pork. It is now lean meat and can If you enjoy these thicker chops, then pick up a whole pork loin when they are on sale and cut it yourself. Meanwhile, make the potatoes: Place potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil over high heat. The different cuts of pork chop available—pork loin blade chops, pork chop end cut, center-cut loin chop, boneless pork chops, to name a few I Thicker pork chops are less prone to overcooking.
Mike's Thick Cut Top Loin Pork Chops Over Mashed Potatoes step by step
- Two – 1 pound 2" thick Top Loin chops pictured. Fat trimmed..
- 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..
- Place brine in a plastic bowl. Allow brine to cool. Add ice to cool completely…
- Add chops in brine with additional ice if needed and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Ideally you'll want your brine at 36°..
- Pull your chops rinse and pat dry. Season as desired. Allow chops to come to room temperature..
- Coat chops with oil and generously season all sides. Especially with fresh ground black pepper..
- Preheat oven to 350°..
- Using a cast iron skillet, heat it to a high searing heat..
- 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..
- Place hot skillet and chops in your 350° oven until chops have reached an internal temperature of 140°. Usually 8 to 10 minutes..
- 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..
- 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..
- Sliced Top Loin. Any juicy leftovers make for fantastic Sautéed Onion & Mushroom Sliders. Or, BBQ Sandwiches. Both on Brioche Buns..
If you're using a thinner chop. Other names: Center loin chop, center-cut loin chop, loin pork chop, pork loin end chop, porterhouse Top loin chops will have no tenderloin. What it tastes like: Very lean, very mild pork flavor. Thicker pork chops are more forgiving, so try to purchase double-cut pork chops (which. Divide mashed potatoes between serving plates.