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Make your pork chops juicier with this unbeatable marinade secret

You've never had a better pork chop.
You've never had a better pork chop.
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1:07 PM EDT, May 23, 2024

Pork chops are considered by many to be the signature dish. In many households, Sunday isn't complete without a dinner featuring this meat as the main course. How can you make them even tastier?

Pork chops are one of our favorite dishes, especially when served with potatoes and coleslaw. However, not all pork chops are created equal—there are many recipes that differ slightly in the preparation of this delicacy.

If you want to try the classic in a slightly different version, we are here to help. One trick will make the pork chops even juicier. Just the smell of the dinner will make your mouth water.

The best pork chop recipe - this marinade is unmatched

Preparing a special marinade can quickly transform the taste of a "regular" pork chop. The meat prepared this way will be soft and juicy. When shopping, remember to choose lean pork loin. This way, the dish will remain protein-rich but with lower fat content.



  • 14 oz of lean pork loin
  • A teaspoon of cumin
  • Three juniper berries
  • Three allspice berries
  • About half a teaspoon of granulated garlic and the same amount of pepper and salt
  • A teaspoon of rosemary
  • Two bay leaves
  • Breadcrumbs, flour, and an egg for breading
  • Fat for frying

Start by grinding the juniper berries, allspice, and cumin in a mortar, then place these ingredients in a bowl where you will make the marinade. Add salt to the same container and mix the ingredients thoroughly.

The next step is to prepare the meat properly. Cut the pork loin into chops about 3/4 inch thick. Cover them with plastic wrap and pound them with a meat mallet. Then, thoroughly rub each chop with the marinade. Stack the prepared products, placing bay leaves between the meat layers. Place the prepared chops in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Take them out about half an hour before you plan to fry them to let them warm to room temperature.

When you're ready to cook, heat a frying pan. Meanwhile, bread the meat. The first step is to coat the chops in flour, the second in beaten egg, and the third in breadcrumbs. Then fry them so that the chops turn golden on each side.

Serve with your favorite sides, such as cooked potatoes and traditional carrot slaw.


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