I know, I know two pork recipes in one week. But I just couldn’t resist. They are scrumptious and I thought it would be perfect to share them today because they would make the perfect entree for your Sunday dinner this weekend. Imagine juicy pork chops brined in a Cajun brine. Then coated in a crispy, garlicky crust and baked until golden. Perfection I tell you. Perfection.
I just recently discovered brining and am in love with it. It involves soaking the meat in a marinade type mixture with water and salt. Salt is what makes it a brine. This process helps make the meat incredibly moist. I find it works very well with chicken and pork. It does take a little bit of time, about 4 hours for this recipe, but it’s worth every minute. For this brine I chose to add some sugar and Cajun seasoning to add a little more flavor.
When it comes to the coating, I had actually planned to use panko bread crumbs but I was all out. So I stood there, staring in the pantry for a few minutes and my eyes settled on the potato chips. I thought hey why not? They are crunchy. They just might make a perfect coating. And as it turns out, it was a brilliant idea. I love it when that happens.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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