Are pork chops rank?

(44 Posts)
whattocook Thu 14-Oct-21 14:21:57

Picked up some pork chops today for a change I have never cooked them before. OH has made a big fuss about it saying he can't believe I've bought pork chops "you've never cooked them the whole time we've been together"

Are they really that bad? I was just going to do some mash and veg with it.

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BertieBotts Thu 14-Oct-21 14:23:22

confused They're a totally normal food in my book. Why is he being so rude? Cook them for yourself and don't share!

OverweightPidgeon Thu 14-Oct-21 14:23:27

I love pork chops , they must be a bit burnt though!

TinnedPotatoesRock Thu 14-Oct-21 14:24:35

What a weird question, what is rank about them? We have them weekly and they are as far from rank as you can get

Triffid1 Thu 14-Oct-21 14:24:53

Bizarre. I mean, sure, maybe you haven't cooked them before. But all the more reason to do so now as it gets boring eating the same things over and over. Just make sure you don't overcook them and it will be grand. It's a very classic English food.

HollyandIvyandAllThingsYule Thu 14-Oct-21 14:25:44

Of course they’re not ‘rank’. How very odd.

They do need to be cooked well, though...Nothing nice about tough, dry pork!

I agree with pp - If he’s so appalled he doesn’t need to have any, does he?

HalfShrunkMoreToGo Thu 14-Oct-21 14:28:06

Love them, my favourite part is the really classy and refined bit at the end where you gnaw the bits of meat off the bone.

Can't have them in this house at the moment as husband has gone meat free and daughter doesn't like 'meat with bones in' (likes pork loin steaks though which is the same thing just thinner and minus the good bone bit).

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BIoodyStupidJohnson Thu 14-Oct-21 14:30:00

Maybe he just doesn't like them?

whattocook Thu 14-Oct-21 14:31:30

He said they are dry?

How can I make a good pork chop? I'm determined to blow him away now grin

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furbabymama87 Thu 14-Oct-21 14:33:53

I donr like pork chops. They're too chewy and dry. I don't mind sausages and bacon but roast pork and chops have a pissy taste to them. I can't explain but it's horrible.

BiddyPop Thu 14-Oct-21 14:34:44

I had never cooked duck before, until I did about 5 years ago. Now we love it as an occasional treat.

How is "you've never cooked it before" an argument as to why you shouldn't cook it now? It's always a good idea to try new things!

HollyandIvyandAllThingsYule Thu 14-Oct-21 14:36:02

Do you have a shitload of onions?

If so, you could make this one:

www.thefrenchcookingacademy.com/pork-chops-with-caramelised-onions/

We’ve made it without the sage and it’s still lovely (although the sage does make it even better).

Hiphopopotamus Thu 14-Oct-21 14:37:41

I mean, it’s pretty rank to eat what is considered to be the fourth or fifth most intelligent animal in world. Having a chop off a puppy would be arguably less cruel. But if you’re ok with that then go for it

whattocook Thu 14-Oct-21 14:39:43

@HollyandIvyandAllThingsYule that looks lovely will give that a go! Thank you

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KurtWilde Thu 14-Oct-21 14:39:50

Pork chops are lovely. They're a standard meal in our house. Especially nice when the fat round the edge gets a bit crispy and caramelised.

SockFluffInTheBath Thu 14-Oct-21 14:44:34

furbabymama87

I donr like pork chops. They're too chewy and dry. I don't mind sausages and bacon but roast pork and chops have a pissy taste to them. I can't explain but it's horrible.

Agree with the weird taste. I don’t like any kind of pork and avoid it where possible.

minipie Thu 14-Oct-21 14:47:49

I love pork chops! Very nice with sweet potato wedges and buttered greens.

If you’re worried about dryness you could do a mustard and cream sauce with them, think Nigel Slater has a simple recipe.

Also brown them/crisp the fat first on a high heat and then turn heat down and cook them through with a lid on the pan - this helps prevent drying out.

Artesia Thu 14-Oct-21 14:51:52

Brown them (ideally with some fresh thyme if you have any), then take out of the pan and put in butter and a bottle of cider. Bubble the cider down, then put the chops back in and let them simmer for about 20 mins on a gentle heat. Just before you serve, take off the heat and stir creme fraiche into the sauce. Is divine!

BeyondMyWits Thu 14-Oct-21 14:52:33

Having chops tonight... honey mustard traybake...

Potatoes, carrots, shallots, peppers (and whatever veg is left at the bottom of the fridge) chopped in chunks, put in tray with pork chops. Make sauce/dressing with a glug of honey, another of Worcestershire sauce, spoon of grain mustard and pour it over the top. Put in a hot oven for 30-40 min. Minimal effort maximum taste.

Deadringer Thu 14-Oct-21 14:56:55

I don't really like them but we have them now and again. I usually have pepper sauce or something with them to make them more palatable.

TinnedPotatoesRock Thu 14-Oct-21 14:57:37

Well if they are dry you are cooking them wrong. I buy big thick ones from the local meat market, render in the fat in the pan first until it's brown and caramelised and then in the oven for about 15 mins, basting occasionally. Never dry, never overcooked, always juicy and moist

Crystalglass Thu 14-Oct-21 15:01:31

They are dry if grilled.

They tend to be more tender for me if I bake them in the oven in foil with some veg - onions work really well.

Also lovely with some apple sauce, mashed potatoes and cabbage.

Ooooh I want some pork chops now!

Immaculatemisconception Thu 14-Oct-21 15:18:30

Hiphopopotamus

I mean, it’s pretty rank to eat what is considered to be the fourth or fifth most intelligent animal in world. Having a chop off a puppy would be arguably less cruel. But if you’re ok with that then go for it

Oh do get lost. I'm fine with you being veggie but really? Preaching like that won't get you anywhere.

Immaculatemisconception Thu 14-Oct-21 15:20:11

The very best way to cook them is on a hot BBQ. Failing that, pan fry them in a hot pan. Make sure they're sizzled all over but they really don't need long in the pan.

HollyandIvyandAllThingsYule Thu 14-Oct-21 15:21:12

@whattocook it’s delicious! Bear in mind that if your oven runs hot I’d take it down 10 degrees from the temp he gives - I cook it at 160, which is equivalent to 180.

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