Loin Chop

Great barbecued, grilled or pan fried. The bone adds extra flavour and helps slow the cooking time, preventing them from drying out. Can be prepared with rind on or off depending on your preference.

Instructions based off 2.5cm thick pork chop

NOTE: If your pork chop is slightly thicker than 2.5cm, your chop will be cooked blushing pink which chefs prefer as the meat is extra juicy. If you’d like your chop to be cooked to just white – adjust the cooking time by a few minutes on each side.

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STEP 1 (Rind on only)

NOTE: If cooking a chop with rind removed, skip to STEP 2.

On a medium-high heat, without any oil, once the pan is hot, sear the outer edge of the chops for 3 minutes or until nice and golden. Use your tongs for one chop or for multiple, a pair of skewers can help keep them upright.

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STEP 2

Cook the chop on one side for 4 minutes. Turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add a little bit of oil or butter and cook for a final minute.

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STEP 3

Set the pork aside on a plate and let it rest for a final 2 minutes before serving.

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Pork loin chops can be slow-cooked in either a saucepan or slow-cooker, but as they are a prime cut, care needs to be taken not to over-cook them as they may dry out.

Instructions based off 4 x 170g pork chops 

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 2 litres brine (½ cup salt dissolved in 2 litres water)
  • 2-3 cups veg
  • 1½ litres cooking liquid

OR follow our basic ‘Slow Cooked Pork Chops with Potatoes & Tomatoes’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Place the pork chops in brine in a lidded glass container in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight then drain. Discard the brine.

NOTE: Brining before cooking helps the meat to draw in moisture, improving the flavour and tenderness of the finished dish.

STEP 2

Place vegetables of choice in a lidded saucepan or slow cooker. Put the chops on top and add cooking liquid.

   

STEP 3

Simmer very gently for 3½ hours, or cook in a slowcooker, on low temperature for 6-8 hours, until the meat is tender.

Steps in Motion : Basic Recipe

SLOW-COOKED PORK CHOPS WITH POTATOES & TOMATOES

Preparation time: 15 minutes + brining time
Cooking time: 4 hours

  • 4 x 170g pork chops
  • 2 litres brine
  • 1½ cups sliced potatoes
  • 2 cups vegetables (onions, celery, garlic)
  • 1½ litres cooking liquid (stock, tomatoes, wine)
Pork chops can be baked casserole-style in the oven in a lidded dish. They become most tender after around 2½ hour total baking time. The addition of a creamy component helps make them richer and even more delicious.

Instructions based off 4 x 170g pork chops

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 3 cups mixed veg
  • 1½ litres cooking liquid
  • ½ cup cream or equivalent (optional)

OR follow our basic ‘Pork Chop Casserole with Creamy Cider Sauce’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Season the pork chops generously with salt and pepper, then brown in a pan over a high heat.

NOTE: Searing the meat before cooking helps caramelize the surface and enhances the flavour of the finished dish.

   

STEP 2

Combine the pork chops, vegetables or choice (and fruit if using) and cooking liquid in a lidded casserole dish.

   

STEP 3

Bake at a low-moderate heat for 2 hours until tender. If using, add cream and bake for a final 30 minutes.

Steps in Motion : Basic Recipe

PORK CHOP CASSEROLE WITH CREAMY CIDER SAUCE

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours

  • 4 x 170g pork chops
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables and fruits (onions, celery, garlic, apples)
  • 1½ litres cooking liquid (stock, tomatoes, cider)
  • ½ cup cream or equivalent

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