9/5/07

Bacon Wrapped Porkchops

A lot of people don't eat pork chops anymore because they say they have little flavor and the meat is a dried out piece of shoe rubber. Part of that reason is that we struggle to use the recipes we know and loved as a child that were handed down by our mothers or grandmothers. However we can't! Why? Because pork is very different today than it was then. It's bred to be leaner, so less fat means less flavor, but also, the meat cooks much faster. The recipes that called for your chop to be cooked for 40 minutes now can be cooked in almost half that time, resulting in a dried out piece of leather


4-6 pork chops (boneless)
8-12 strips of bacon
Fresh cracked Pepper
Salt
Any herb mixture you like (Emeril, Montreal, Penzey's, whatever your family likes!)


Wrap the bacon around the pork chop. If they are thinner you can use 1 slice, but nice big thick chops might take 2 to cover. Grill or bake. When you bake them at 400 it takes about 30 minutes but then you'll want to broil the chops about 4 inches from the broiler until the crisp and turn golden. If you grill them they will be done when your bacon is done!


Thanks to reader "Nick" for his comments on this recipe;

"The pork chops were spectacular! I was extremely excited to see that they were not dried out as per the norm when I cook. The kids loved them too!"

5 comments:

  1. the other barbie in the kitchen, Barb Johnson (ohio)11/10/2010

    this was just what the doctor ordered! i have struggled to come up with new things to cook for my husband that our 3 year old would also eat but these did the trick! thank you!!!

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  2. My roommate and I LOVE to cook this. Who doesn't love pig wrapped in pig?!
    The pork comes out so juicy! We like to broil it at the end for a second, to get it nice and crispy. Served with potatoes and corn, YUM!

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  3. This is exactly what I was looking for! I wanted to try something different with pork chops and I took out bacon, not sure what I was going to do with it but now I know! Thank you :)

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  4. I appreciate the nod to Richard Gilmore in the description :) "Hurrah for opposable thumbs!" I do this with chicken breast but I may try this as well. Thank you for posting!

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  5. So.. I was just searching for the best route to cook inch think chops using a cast iron skillet and I wound up here. This recipe looks simple and great.. but I am not so sure about wrapping my bone in chops with bacon. I think I will CharCrust them and maybe lay a half slice of bacon on top.

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