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Old 12-06-2016, 05:38 PM
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I bought some center cut pork chops that were on sale BIG TIME...But...so far, any way I try and cook them, they come out tough and dry. Any suggestions??
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We like these.

Peep's Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
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I bought some center cut pork chops that were on sale BIG TIME...But...so far, any way I try and cook them, they come out tough and dry. Any suggestions??
Looks easy and I'll try this next time, Peggy.

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook...-kitchn-194257
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Default Re: Center Cut Pork Chops - Help please!

me fears the really simple answer is: over cooked.

any protein - eggs, chicken, fish, beef, pork, lamb - etc gets hard and tough when over cooked. pork is particularly famous because of the USDA cook to 165'F recommendation.... people made lotsa' porcine hockey pucks . . . .
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Default Re: Center Cut Pork Chops - Help please!

The USDA lowered their recommendation a few years ago to 145F, for all but ground pork. Unfortunately, most people aren't aware of this, so they continue to cook pork until it's seriously overcooked. When cooked properly, a chop should still be a little pink, not gray.

Personally, I cook to about 140. Trichonosis is all killed off by cooking to 136-138 for just a couple minutes, or at 140 for a minute. Anything beyond that is just drying out your chop.
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Peggy, I've got this one on my list of dinners to make when my father comes up for a week later this month. http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums...ight=pork+chop

And, yes, I will brine the chops before continuing with the recipe (see Sass' post above).

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