How To Make Easy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

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Carolyn G.: "Very moist! The first time around, they were a li…" Read More


  • 2 bone-in pork chops (preferably rib chops, 1 1/2 inches thick, 8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 3 cups water (room-temperature)
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar (or packed light)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)
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Carolyn G. 19 days ago
Very moist! The first time around, they were a little too salty. The second time, I cut down on the salt and didn’t brine them as long and they were delicious.
Very god never had such tender tasty pork chops
Delicious! Flavorful and moist.
Great! I used bonesless pork chops and it still came out great!
Jenn Six 11 Jul
pork chops were a little dry, maybe they didn't need to cook as long (i didn't have a thermometer). but delicious! i would definitely make this again.
perfect, tasty, tender, and juicy. the whole family loved it.
soper 28 Jun
I didn’t have a cast iron skilled so I used a regular pan instead. I also used dried thyme and pre cut up garlic from the store. It was still very delicious.
I substituted store-bought crushed garlic for the cloves, and dry basil for the fresh thyme... still ended up pretty tasty. I also didn’t have a cast iron skillet on hand, but stainless steel seems to be okay... I’ll definitely have to try again with the proper ingredients and hardware.